Introduction to Quadratics Exploration

MAJOR NOTE FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT: All of the CAPITALIZED WORDS are vocabulary words. On a scratch sheet of paper, write these words down as well as their corresponding definition. THEN move forward and answer the questions at the below the graphic. You must have both the definitions and the questions answered to get full credit for the homework. Any function that has a "degree" (the highest exponent) of 2 is called a QUADRATIC FUNCTION. Functions are written as f(x) = OR y = . In this sketch, it is written as f(x). The shape of the graph of a quadratic (the curve you see) is called a PARABOLA. In this sketch, I want you to investigate what the COEFFICIENTS of the terms (variables) in the quadratics do to the parabola.