# Lesson 12: Graphing parabolas

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The lesson begins with an exploration of the family of graphs of $$y = ax^2$$, with an emphasis on tracking the changes in the $$y$$-values for differing values of the parameter $$a$$. The vertical shifts of $$y = ax^2 + c$$ follow, leading into the graphs of $$y = ax^2 + bx$$ and the derivation of the formula for the vertex.

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Creator(s):
Bruce Yoshiwara (Pierce College) and Kathy Yoshiwara (Pierce College)
Cataloger:
Bohdan Rhodehamel
Publisher:
Developmental Mathematics Collection
Rights:
CC BY-NC-SA