The Parabola
Introduction to quadratic equations and graphs
Essential Mathematics Year 9
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  Learning objectives
  Recap of past learning
  What is a parabola?
  Example of parabolas
  Another example of a parabola
  A third example of a parabola
  Finding the equation of a parabola from two intercepts
  Example: Finding the equation of a parabola from two intercepts
  Warning Will Robinson!
  Example 2: Identifying the features of a parabola
  Doing things the old-fashioned way
  Example 3: Plotting a parabola
  Final words and summary

This is another video in the Year 9 Quadratics series. In this video I look at what a parabola is (which shouldn't come as too much of a surprise as I have been relating all of the prior work to the parabola!). We look at what a parabola looks like, the axis of symmetry, roots of the parabola (otherwise known as the x-axis intercepts) and the general shape and form. There are lots of worked examples and I might have thrown in some humour there too. This video, like my others, is explained in an easy to understand way to help everyone do well at Mathematics.

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