Vijayinder Singh Hara
2. In this unit I would like to learn to use the step pattern so I can graph an equation.
Vertex : The maximum or minimum point on the graph. It is the point where the graph changes direction.
Axis Of Symmetry: The axis of symmetry divides the parabola into two equal halves.
Optimal Value: The optimal value is the value of the y co-ordinate of the vertex. The maximum value is when the graph opens down. The minimum value is when the graph opens up.
Zeros: Where the parabola crosses the x-axis.
Y - Intercepts: Where the parabola crosses the y-axis.
y = a (x - h)^2 + k
- Finite Differences
- Axis of Symmetry: X = h
- Optimal Value: Y = k
- X - intercepts or Zeros
- Step Pattern / Mapping Notation
In order to calculate 'First Differences' you need to subtract the second y value from the first y-values. If the first differences are constant then this means that the pattern is Linear. The first differences also tell you about the rate of change for the situation. If the second differences are constant then this means that pattern is quadratic.
Example 1 :
Linear Relation because the first differences are similar.
Example 2 :
Axis of Symmetry : x = h
- It divides the parabola into 2 equal halves
- Always the opposite of what appears inside the bracket
Optimal Value / Min Max Value : y = k
- Value of the y - co-ordinate of the vertex
- Maximum value is when the graph opens down
- Minimum value is when the graph opens up
Vertex : ( h , k )
- Maximum or minimum point on the graph
- Point where the graph changes direction
- H and K value
' a '
If a > 0, the parabola opens up ( + )
If a < 0, the parabola opens down ( - )
If a is less than one, the parabola is vertically compressed
If a is more than one, the parabola is vertically stretched
' k '
If k is positive, graph goes up
Shape : If k is positive, graph starts higher off 0
If k is negative, graph starts lower off 0
To find x, you must set Y=0
Parabolas can either have 1,2 or 0 x- axis'.
You must take your A value from y=a(x-h)^2+k and multiply it by 1 for the first point, multiply it by 3 for your second point and multiply it by 5 for your third point.
1 x A=
3 x A=
5 x A=
Now you can plot your points on the graph and connect your dots.
Word problem - Vertex form
1. What is the maximum height of the ball?
- The maximum height of the ball is 50 meters. We know this because this is the k value.
2. When did the maximum height occur?
- The maximum height occurred at 4 seconds. We know this because this is the h value.
3. What is the height of the ball after 1 second?
- h= -6(1-4)^2+50
- h= -6(-3)^2+50
- h= -6(9)+50
- h= -54+50
- h= -4
Therefore, The ball is at 4 meters after 1 second.
1. I will learn how to factor numerous numbers by grouping them and finding the GCF.
2. I will learn how to find and subtract other shapes in others to find total area or perimeter for the given shapes.
Examples of types of factoring:
Equation: y = a ( x - r ) ( x - s )
Equation: y = ax + bx + c
- Zeroes or x - intercepts ( r and s )
- Axis of Symmetry : ( x = ( r + s ) / 2 )
- Optimal Value : (sub in )
- Simple Trinomials
- Complex Trinomials
- Difference of Squares
- Perfect Square Trinomaials
- Group Factoring
What is factoring?
To find your AOS you will do X= S + R /2.
To find the Optimal Value you sub the X value from the AOS into your bracketed, factored form and to find the Y intercept you set X= 0.
You will also have to know how to factor by grouping, multiply binomials, perfect square trinomials, and difference of squares. You need to know how to factor equations where A is 1 and if A is more than 1.
Factored Form Equation: y = a(x-r)(x-s), Axis of Symmetry, Optimal Value
Optimal Value- To find the Optimal Value, you would substitute the AOS into the original equation and solve for y.
Greatest Common Factor
When you find the factors of 2 or more numbers, and then find some factors are 'common', then they are common factors.
Step 1 - Find GCF (What is the greatest # in common)
Step 2 - Divide the numbers by your GCF
Step 3 - Write solution with brackets
Is in the form of ax + bx + c ( a value = 1 )
The a value will always have to be 1 to make it a simpe trinomial. The factored form of a simple trinomial will be in the form of (x + __ ) (x + __ )
When factoring a polynomial of the form ax + bx + c (when a = 1), we want to find:
1) 2 numbers that ADD to give b
2) 2 numbers that MULTIPLY to give c
Complex Trinomials have a coefficient more than 1 in front of the x2 term.
Solving Complex Trinomials can be done by the common decomposition method or with trial and error.
1.Multiply the a and c value together to receive your product.
2.Find common factors between the product and the b term.
3.Rewrite the middle terms with the 2 factors replacing b
4.Factor by grouping
5.Use your binomial common factoring skills to receive your answer
Difference of Squares
(a+b)(a-b) = 2a^2 - 2b^2
To find a and b, simplify square root the first and last term. There is no middle term (bx), meaning it is 0x.
Example- 9x - 16
a = √9x = 3x
b = √16 = 4
(3x - 4) (3x + 4)
Perfect Square Trinomial
The trinomial that results from squaring a binomial is called a PERFECT SQUARE TRINOMIAL. Perfect square trinomials can be factored using the patterns from expanding binomials. In a perfect square, make sure (1) The first and last terms are perfect squares & (2) the middle term is twice the product of the square roots of the first and last terms
Your first job is to put the like terms together to find their GCF.
You next need to put the GCF outside the bracket and divide the GCF by the 2 value.
Your brackets on both sides should be the same and the left over numbers will be your other bracket.
2.In this unit I will use complete the squares to find the equation and then plot it on the graph
- Zeroes ( quadraric formula )
- Axis Of Symmetry : ( -b/2a )
- Optimal Value : ( sub in )
- Completing the Square
Equation: y = ax^2 + bx + c
Summary: A represents direction of opening
C represents the y intercept. Standard form x intercepts- found with quadratic formula and to find the equation you use complete the squares.
Quadratic Formula Example
Complete the squares
We use this method to help us go from standard form to vertex form. This can be useful in many different ways such as, it can help us find the vertex and graph.
My video: How to complete the squares
The number inside the square root (b^2 - 4ac) of the quadratic formula is called the Discriminant. Instead of using the whole formula, we can use this to find out how many solutions the equation has.
D<0 = 0 solutions D=0 = 1 solution D>0 = 2 solutions
A garden measuring 12 meters by 16 meters is to have a pedestrian pathway installed all around it, increasing the total area to 285 square meters. What will be the width of the pathway?
Connections - How they all connect..?
- It can be changed to standard form by expanding
- It can be changed to factored form by setting y = 0
Factored Form- y = a^2( x - r ) ( x - s )
- It can be changed to standard form by expanding and simplifying
Standard Form- y = ax^2 + bx + c
- It can be changed to factored form by factoring, if possible
- It can be changed into vertex form by completing the square
Reflection: Quadratics and Test
Test: My test that I have attached (standard form) wasn't done very well but my mistakes were very understandable and correctable. I did good on the knowledge part, scoring 14/16 but struggled on application and communication. I was very stumped on the communication part because I couldn't explain my reasoning for my answers and I completely overlooked one question.