Quadratic Functions

Razan Afghani

Parabola

  • begins at center point
  • equal on both sides
  • is a curve

Quadratic

  • a quadratic equation
  • when a variable becomes squared (^2)

Vertex

  • plural: vertices
  • where to ends meet (ends of lines)

Axis of Symmetry

  • a line through any figure or shape so both sides are symmetrical
  • make a mirror image

Maximum Value

  • the highest point or number on a figure or line
  • the largest number in a set of numbers

Minimum Value

  • lowest point or number on a figure or line
  • the smallest number in a set of numbers

Terms

  • a single variable or number by itself
  • numbers and variables multiplied together

First Differences

  • the first difference in an equation

Second Differences

  • the second difference in an equation

Zeros (Roots)


  • a root (zero) is where the function is equal to zero