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Quadratics Vocab

review of vocabulary for quadratics

TermDefinition
Quadratic Function a type of function that is nonlinear and its rate of change is not constant.
Standard form of a quadratic function a quadratic function in the form ax^2 + bx + c
quadratic parent function the simplest form of a quadratic function y = x^2 or f(x) = x^2
parabola the graph of a quadratic function is a U-shaped curve
axis of symmetry the fold or line that divides the parabola exactly in half or two matching pieces.
vertex the highest or lowest point on a parabola
minimum if the parabola opens upward, the vertex is the lowest point
maximum if the parabola opens downward, the vertex is the highest point
root of an equation The x-values that make the quadratic equation equal to zero , also known as the x-intercepts of the quadratic function.
zero of a function Another name for the root of an equation, solutions of a quadratic, and the x-intercepts.
Created by: mrickley