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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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1. The y-coordinate of the vertex of a parabola that opens down is called the _____.

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

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
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about finding values

Additional Learning

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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