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Full of info, this handout provides the rules, properties, and common mistakes found in an algebra course. This cheat sheet is a great resource for those hard-to-remember exponent rules and hyperbola equations, along with everything else your mathematicians need to remember. The first two pages are full of algebra topics, while the last page lists common errors and explanations. 
  • Great as a review for a big test
  • Provide as a resource for learners to keep handy during notes and homework
  • Use the margins to sketch graphs or extra notes
Students explore the concept of quadratic equations.  In this quadratic equations lesson, students graph parabolas on their calculator and determine the vertex form of the function given the graph.  Students examine the vertex of the parabolas and which way the parabola opens. 
Investigate quadratic functions in vertex form in this algebra lesson. Explore the vertex form of the parabola and discover how the vertex, direction, minimun or maximum value, and the width of the parabola can be determined by the parameters of the equation. The lesson requires the use of a graphing calculator.
Using TI InterActive, algebra learners explore the vertex form of the quadratic equation. By changing parameters and witnessing their effects, findings about the different values in the equation can be made. 
Learners engage in the investigation of the parabola that is presented in the vertex form of y=ax2+bx+c. They use a graphing calculator to display the information found while plotting the coordinates with the equation. The lesson is made for using the Texas Instruments calculator,
Challenge your class to complete word problems using algebra tiles about completing the square. Students complete 16 problems. Note: The answer key is not included.
In this Algebra II worksheet, 11th graders solve problems on a variety of topics covered on an Algebra II honors mid-term exam.  The twelve page worksheet contains seventy-two multiple choice questions.  Answers are included. 
The vertex of an upward facing parabola is the lowest point on the parabola and is called the minimum. The vertex on a downward facing parabola is the highest point on the parabola and is called the maximum. These are the two possibilities for the vertex of a quadratic function.
Starting with a quadratic equation in standard form, the instructor shows you how to rewrite the equation to vertex form. She shows step-by-step how to complete the square.
In this integrated algebra worksheet, students answer 39 questions in preparation for the Regents High School Examination.  Students solve problems about various topics in algebra and algebra II including quadratics, systems of equations, circles, etc.
In this algebraic word problems worksheet, 9th graders solve and complete 8 different word problems. First, they determine the size of a colony of bugs as described. Then, students use the formula provided to calculate the wind speed at different times.
Trying to find the vertex of a quadratic equation? Remember that the vertex is the minimum or maximum point of the quadratic equation and can be identified on a graph of the equation. First use the axis of symmetry formula to find the x-value. Then plug the x-value into the equation to solve for y. The solution is written as an ordered pair as they identify a point on the parabola.
The form of a quadratic function can help you determine if the vertex of a quadratic equation will be a minimum or a maximum of the function. If the coefficient of 'a' in the quadratic form of the equation is positive the vertex will be a minimum. If the coefficient is a negative then the vertex would be a maximum.
This clip covers a lot of ground and is perfect for those needing a little extra help remembering how to graph a quadratic function. It begins with a multi-step problem which requires the learner to graph a quadratic function, set up a coordinate system, find the axis of symmetry, domain, and range. This is a clear, slow, helpful, and really boring video. The narrator actually sounds as if she's in pain, horrible pain, but she's still determined to deliver her last algebra lesson.
Pupils solve quadratic equations and identify the vertex. For this algebra lesson, students factor quadratic equations and identify the different properties of a parabola. They graph the functions using the vertex and intercepts.
Algebra learners explore the vertex form of a quadratic equations. They use their graphing calculator to explore transformations of the parabola, and find minimum and maximum values.
In this Algebra I/Algebra II worksheet, learners determine the vertex and the axis of symmetry of a parabola.  The two page worksheet contains a combination of eleven multiple choice and free response questions.  Answers are included. 
In this Algebra I/Algebra II worksheet, students identify the vertex and the axis of symmetry of a parabola, given the equation.  The two page worksheet contains a combination of ten multiple choice and free response questions.  Answers are included. 
Eleventh graders explore quadratic equations.  In this Algebra II instructional activity, 11th graders examine the motion of a bouncing ball.  Students collect, graph, and model data.  Both the standard and vertex form of the quadratic equation are considered.   
Explore the properties of parabolas in this lesson. Construct a parabola given a focus and a directrix on the Ti-Nspire. Write equations of parabolas in vertex form and determine the a value of a parabola given a focus and directrix.

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