Let’s plot the points on the graph that satisfy . That is, for each value of plot .
The integer values are easy to consider. By plotting points at increments of we see the form of a parabola.
Every quadratic function of the form has this same shape. However, the coefficients and alter the position and steepness of the parabola.
Use the sliders below to create a variety of parabolas. Try this identify parabola task.
What’s a parabola good for?
Spend some time exploring this prezi to find out a lot more about a parabolas.