FNGR 2 | Lesson 2 | Explore (Graphing Quadratic Functions)

Explore the sliders for \(a\), \(b\), and \(c\) to see how changing these values impacts the graph of the parabola.

Graphing Quadratic Functions | Desmos

Explore this graph of the quadratic parent function. What can be said about the vertex? What about the orientation (does it open up or down?)

\(y=x^2\)

A quadratic function can be written in standard form, as shown in the “slider” function in green below.

\(y=ax^2 + bx + c\)

For the Explore the sliders for \(a\), \(b\), and \(c\) to see how changing these values impacts the graph of the parabola.

Note that \(a = 0\) to begin with.


 

 

 

Go to Making Connections (Standard Form)