FNGR 2 | Lesson 2 | Explore (Vertex Form | Desmos)

Vertex Form | Desmos

Go to the Desmos activity below to explore how changing the values of \(a\), \(b\), and \(c\) impact the graph a parabola written in Vertex Form \(y=a(x-h)^2+k\).

Graphing Quadratic Functions | Desmos

Consider the following during the exploration:

  • Is this a quadratic function if \(a\) is 0?  Why or why not?
  • What do you notice about the parabola as \(a\) changes? 
  • What do you notice about the parabola as \(h\) changes? 
  • What do you notice about the parabola as \(k\) changes? 

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