Investigate the effect of changing $a$ and $b$.

Make sure that you are clear about these aspects of a quadratic graph:

- its basic shape
- its symmetry
- the number of places where the curve crosses the x-axis
- how the values of $a$ and $b$ affect the shape and position of the curve

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1 Practise

2 Exam Question

3 Exam Question

4 O-test 2

5 Plot y=mx+c

6 y=c(x-a)(x-b)

7 Plot Quadratics (y=ax²+bx+c)

8 Plot Quadratics (y=(x-a)(x-b))

9 Exam Question

10 Straight line recognition 3

11 O-test 2

12 Exam Question

13 Finding equations

14 y=(x-a)(x-b)(x-c)

15 Exam Question

16 y=ax³+bx²+cx+d

17 Finding perpendicular lines

18 Exam Question

19 O-test 1

20 Exam Question

21 Investigate 4

22 ax+by+c=0

23 Cubics using a GDC

24 Exam Question

25 y-y_{1}=m(x-x_{1})

26 More on y=(x-a)²+b

27 Exam Question

28 Axis intercepts

29 Exam Question

30 Exam Question

31 Exam Question

32 Solving ax³+bx²+cx+d=0

33 Plot Quadratics (y=(x-a)²+b)

34 Exam Question

35 Exam Question

36 Investigate 5

37 Min and max

38 Exam Question

39 Exam Question

40 Exam Question

41 Investigate 7

42 Match Lines (y=mx+c) to Points

43 Exam Question

44 Exam Question

45 Find the gradient

46 O-test 1

47 Plotting O-test 2

48 Timed O-test

49 Exam Question

50 Equations in intercept form

51 Exam Question

52 O-test 2

53 Exam Question

54 O-test 3

55 Straight line recognition 2

56 The vertical wedge

57 Exam Question

58 Exam Question

59 Investigate 3

60 Investigate Quadratic Roots

61 True or false O-test 2

62 Exam Question

63 Exam Question

64 Investigate 2

65 y=mx+c

66 Investigate 1

67 Investigate 1

68 Basic shape

69 Investigate 1

70 Introduction

71 Investigate 2

72 Observation O-test

73 Plotting O-test 1

74 Investigate 2

75 Plotting O-test 1

76 Observation O-test 1

77 Investigate 2

78 Investigate 3

79 Investigate 3

80 Timed O-test

81 Observation O-test 2

82 Game

83 Plotting O-test 2

84 Using a GDC

85 Find the equation 1

86 Investigate 4

87 More on y=(x-a)(x-b)

88 Identify the coefficients

89 Game

90 Observation O-test

91 Find the equation 2

92 Investigate 5

93 Find the equation

94 Investigate 6

95 O-test 1

96 How to plot them 2

97 How to plot them 1

98 How to plot them

99 How to sketch them

100 Factorising 1

101 Curve recognition

102 Form the cubic

103 Factorising 2

104 Game

105 Match Factors of Quadratic Curves

106 Axis of symmetry

107 Exam Question

108 Curve recognition 3

109 O-test 2

110 Exam Question

111 Linear,quadratic,cubic

112 Perpendicular distance

113 Game

114 Match Lines (y=mx+c)

115 Quadratic curve quiz

116 How to plot them

117 Example 1

118 Find the equation

119 Straight line recognition

120 Example 1

121 Example 1

122 Example 2

123 True or false

124 Example 2

125 Example 2

126 Exam Question

127 Example 3

128 Example 3

129 True or false O-test 1

130 True or false 2

131 Example 3

132 Example 4

133 Example 4

134 Finding equations 2

135 Example 4

136 Example 5

137 O-test 1

138 Example 5

139 Finding equations 3

140 Example 5

141 Example 6

142 Example 6

143 O-test 3

144 Example 7

145 Example 8

146 Example 9

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160 Example 1

161 Example 2

162 Exam Question

163 Exam Question

164 Example 3

165 Example 4

166 Example 5

167 O-test 1

168 Observation O-test 1

169 Plotting O-test 1

170 Plotting O-test 2

171 O-test 2

172 O-test 3

173 O-test 4

174 O-test 5

175 True or false O-test

176 True or false O-test 1

177 Finding parallel lines

178 Finding parallel lines 2

179 O-test 1

180 True or false O-test 2

181 O-test 1

182 O-test 2

183 Finding parallel lines 3

184 O-test 2

185 Exam Question

186 Exam Question

187 Exam Question

188 Exam Question

189 Exam Question

190 Exam Question

191 Exam Question

192 Exam Question

193 Parallel and perpendicular lines

194 Perpendicular gradients

195 Exam Question

196 Exam Question

197 Exam Question

198 Exam Question

199 Perpendicular gradients 2

200 Right angles

201 Exam Question

202 Finding perpendicular lines 2

203 Exam Question

204 Finding perpendicular lines 3

205 Exam Question

206 Exam Question

207 Finding perpendicular lines 4

208 Exam Question

209 Exam Question

210 O-test 4

211 Exam Question

212 Exam Question

213 Vocabulary O-test

214 Exam Question

215 Exam Question

216 Finding lines - the method

217 Analysis

218 Linear graph quiz

219 Exam O-test

220 True or false

221 True or false 2

222 True or false O-test 1

223 True or false O-test 2

224 Quiz

225 Timed O-test

226 Quiz 2

227 O-test 5

228 O-test 6

229 Exam O-test 1

230 Exam O-test 2

231 Exam O-test 3

232 Exam O-test 4

233 Exam O-test 5

234 Exam O-test 6

235 Exam O-test 7