Parts of a Parabola Worksheets
What are Parts of a Parabola? In mathematics, a parabola is defined as the symmetrical open curve, which is formed by the intersection of a cone with a parallel plane to its side. To put it simply, a parabola is a curve where any given point lies at an equal distance from a fixed straight line and a fixed point. A parabola comes with several features that define its placement and shape on the cartesian plane. Vertex  Vertex is defined as the extreme point of the parabola. If the parabola opens down, the vertex will be the highest point on the graph. If the parabola opens down, then the vertex will be the lowest point on the graph. In both cases, the vertex is represented as the turning point of the parabola. Axis of Symmetry  The axis of symmetry lies parallel to the yaxis, and itâ€™s the line drawn vertically through the vertex. xintercept  The point on the cartesian plane where the parabola crosses the xaxis is known as the xintercept. The number of xintercepts depends on the location of the graph on the plane. yintercept  The point on the cartesian plane where the parabola crosses the yaxis is known as the yintercept.

Basic Lesson
Guides students through the beginner skills of Parts of a Parabola. Find the vertex, focus and directrix of the parabola.
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Intermediate Lesson
Demonstrates how to use advanced skills to tackle Parts of a Parabola problems.
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Independent Practice 1
A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concepts of the Parts of a Parabola.
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Independent Practice 2
Students use Parts of a Parabola in 20 assorted problems. The answers can be found below.
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Homework Worksheet
Students are provided with 12 problems to achieve the concepts of Parts of a Parabola.
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