# Using Quadratic Models to Find Minimum & Maximum Values: Definition, Steps & Example

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### What type of graph is this?

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### 2. The y-coordinate of the vertex of a parabola that opens up is called the _____.

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Using this quiz and worksheet, you can evaluate how well you understand quadratic models. The quiz will assess your understanding of concepts like symmetry and finding values.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

• The term for a u-shaped line that's symmetrical across the line of symmetry
• The term for the y-coordinate of the vertex of a parabola that opens down
• The term for the y-coordinate of the vertex of a parabola that opens up
• Calculating the minimum or maximum value of a parabola

## Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on finding minimum and maximum values with quadratic models
• Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about parabolas in a different light
• Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the peak of the curve of a parabola and interpret it correctly

To learn more about finding minimum and maximum values with quadratic models, review the lesson titled Using Quadratic Models to Find Minimum & Maximum Values: Definition, Steps & Example, which covers the following objectives:

• Identify examples of parabolas in real-life
• Define vertex
• Understand how parabolas are created by the quadratic function
• Differentiate between the maximum and minimum values of a parabola
• Use formulas to find coordinates of a vertex
• Practice finding values algebraically and graphically
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