Graphing Factored Form Quadratic Functions

In Algebra 2, we just finished a quick unit on graphing quadratics in factored form. The unit went pretty fast because my students already had a pretty solid understanding that "inside is opposite" from our work with vertex form functions. They picked up on finding the zeros instead of the vertex pretty quickly, and I gave them this reference sheet to help with remembering the steps.

Graphing Factored Form Quadratics Cheat Sheet

We completed the unit with a 12-question graphing activity where students needed to graph factored form quadratics and then find either the y-intercept or vertex of each graph.

Graphing Factored Form Quadratic Functions tasks

This activity really seemed to solidify graphing quadratics in factored form for my students.

algebra word wall reference for quadratics

There are a bunch more ideas for teaching quadratics in the post Fun with Quadratics.

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