Graphing Factored Form Quadratic Functions

factored form quadratics

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 a 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 2 word wall reference for graphing quadratics in vertex form
Vertex form Algebra 2 word wall reference

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

You can find the graphing quadratics in factored form cheat sheet here.


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