Tag Archives: parabola

Algebra – Conics – Parabola – Example 2

By | January 28, 2017

Parabola Construction of parabola and finding key information including Vertex, Axis of Symmetry, Opening Direction, and Minimum/Maximum for graphing.

Algebra – Conics – Parabola – Example 1

By | January 27, 2017

Parabola In this tutorial we complete an analysis of a parabola.  We find the Vertex, Axis of Symmetry, Opening Direction, and Minimum/Maximum value.

Algebra II – Conics (Parabola, Hyperbola, Circle, Ellipse) Playlist

By | January 4, 2017

Conics Playlist In the following concise tutorials the students will learn about conics.

Graphing Quadratic Equations with the TI-84 Plus C

By | December 14, 2016

Graphing Quadratic Equations In this tutorial students will learn about graphing quadratic equations on a TI-84 Plus C graphing calculator.  A quadratic equation is a second degree polynomial.  The largest exponent in a quadratic equation is 2. When graphed a quadratic equation forms a parabola.  A parabola has several distinct parts named the focus, vertex, axis of symmetry and directrix.

Algebra II – Find the Discriminant of a quadratic equation

By | December 1, 2016

Discriminant of Quadratic Equations In this tutorial students learn how to evaluate the discriminant a quadratic function.  Evaluate the discriminant to learn information about the number and type of solution(s) to a quadratic equation before completely solving the equation. Discriminate expression:   Once the quadratic equation is in standard form you can than easily identify a, b… Read More »

Algebra – Find the vertex of the quadratic equation

By | November 30, 2016

Find the vertex of the quadratic equation In this tutorial students learn how to find the vertex of a quadratic equation (parabola) using various methods.  Those methods include graphing with the TI 84 C, calculus, and algebra methods like completing the square. When using the calculator I could have also used the MINIMUM function. 2ND |… Read More »