Algebra 2 Honors Unit 3: Quadratic Equations Learning Resources
Goals of the Unit: Fluently choose and use all forms of a quadratic function or equation to describe
the function or solve the equation.
Learning Objectives
At the completion of this unit, I
should
Know

The vocabulary related to quadratic
functions and equations.
The three forms of a quadratic function
(standard, vertex, and intercept)
Be able to

Interpret parts of a quadratic
expression (e.g., terms, coefficients) in
relation to the context.
Graph by hand a quadratic function in
any form and identify key points of the
graph.
Solve quadratic equations by graphing
y = f(x) and y = g(x) and finding the
intersection of the graphs.
Solve quadratic equations algebraically
by taking square roots, factoring,
completing the square, and using the
quadratic formula.
Choose the most efficient method of
solving a quadratic equation.
Convert a quadratic function/equation
into any of the three forms of a function
in order to identify key features of a
graph and to solve the equation.
Determine the nature and number of
zeros of a quadratic equation.
Create a quadratic function/equation
from given information, including key
points of a graph and any three points
on the graph.
Model a situation using a quadratic
equation.
The links below connect resources to specific learning objectives from the unit.
These resources are intended to be supplemental and are helpful for review,
study, or catching up after absences.
Vocabulary Quizlet
Forms of Quadratic Functions
Parts of a Graph of a Quadratic Tutorial
Parts of a Quadratic Website
Graph Video
Graph in Vertex Form Video
Solve Quadratics by Graphing and Intersection Video
Square roots Video
by factoring Website
Square roots Video 2
Factoring Review Video
Complete the square Video Complete the square Video 2
Complete the Square Website
Quadratic Formula Website
Quadratic formula Video
Solving Quadratics with Complex solutions website
Standard form to vertex form video
Vertex form to standard form video
Vertex form to factored form video
Discriminant Video
Discriminant Website
Quadratic Equation given three points video
Applications Website
solve
Understand

The connections between the three
forms of a quadratic function
The difference between a quadratic
equation with real solutions and
complex solutions
Solving quadratic equations website with real and
complex solutions
Vocabulary of Quadratic Functions and Equations
Quadratic equation
Vertex
Factor
Roots
Key features
Minimum
Increasing
Intercepts
Quadratic function
Square root
Zeros
Solution
Line of symmetry
Maximum
Decreasing
Standard form
Vertex form
Complete the square
formula
Discriminant
Real number
Complex numbers
Reflection (write in your INB)
Quadratic Functions
Quadratic Equations
Describe 3 key features of a graph and
which algebraic form of the function
you would use to find each feature.
Describe 3 things you need to
remember when
Select either vertex form or intercept
form or a quadratic function. Explain
what 2 terms and/or coefficients of the
form tells you about the graph of the
function.
Identify 1 connection between
increasing and decreasing parts of a
graph using vertex form of the
function.
Intercept from
Quadratic
Forms of Quadratics
Demonstrate 3 common errors when
transforming an equation from
standard to vertex form. Then show
the transformation worked correctly.
Compare and contrast 2 ways to solve
quadratic equations. Give at least two
similarities and two differences.
Compare and contrast 2 forms of a
function. Give at least 2 similarities
and 2 difference
Identify 1 thing you need to
remember when modeling situations
using quadratic equations.
Identify 1 key feature of a quadratic
graph and explain how you can find
that feature in each form of quadratic
functions.