Basic Parabola

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This is a video about how to graph a very basic parabola.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is the vertex point of a parabola?
  • What is a parabola and what does it look like?
  • How do you graph a parabola?
  • What is a quadratic function?
  • How do you graph f(x) = x^2?
  • How do you graph y = x^2 - 4?
  • What is the axis of symmetry of a parabola?
  • How do you find the vertex point and axis of symmetry for a parabola?
  • What are some examples of quadratic functions?
  • How do you know what points to pick to put into the equation to graph a quadratic equation to make a parabola?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson starts off very basically defining quadratic equations and parabolas. The basic ideas of what a parabola is, what it looks like, and how to graph very basic parabolas are explained. This is a great kickoff to a series on parabolas.