The shape of the quadratic function

Last updated: 10/08/2021
Contributor: David Benjamin 🐝
The shape of the quadratic function
Main Subject
Key stage
Category
Pure: Algebraic skills
Inside
Includes answers
Resource type
Student activity
Determine the overall shape of a graph – if it's possible! – when given information on a, c and the discriminant (b² – 4ac). You can choose whether to use the cards for a matching activity, sketch the graphs from scratch, or come up with the conditions when given the graphs.

All reviews

Have you used this resource?

Review this resource
5

26/06/2021

Thank you for your feedback. The contributor has been notified of your lovely comments.

Camilla Clarkson

08/10/2019

An excellent resource I have used often. This will really help students make the links between the algebraic and graphical representations.

Colleen Bridget Young

25/09/2019

This is an easy to follow practical exercise that allows students to think about the quadratic in terms of a, b and c and the impact they make on the graph shape. A great resource

13/10/2015

5

26/06/2021

Thank you for your feedback. The contributor has been notified of your lovely comments.

Camilla Clarkson

08/10/2019

An excellent resource I have used often. This will really help students make the links between the algebraic and graphical representations.

Colleen Bridget Young

25/09/2019

This is an easy to follow practical exercise that allows students to think about the quadratic in terms of a, b and c and the impact they make on the graph shape. A great resource

13/10/2015

5

5

5

5