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 on Algebra 2 word wall

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.

MORE FREE MATH CHEAT SHEETS

2 comments:

  1. Love the poster but the file is gone. Where can i find it?

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    1. Thank you for your comment. The quadratic poster is part of an Algebra 2 word wall (I just fixed the link). The graphing cheat sheets can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5l975ge4f33d2ni/STEPS%20TO%20GRAPH.pdf?dl=0 They can also be enlarged into anchor chart posters.

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