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Parabolas

Understanding Parabolas is important to ensure your success in tests, assessments and exams.

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Parabolas Resources

Exam Ques 1 (GCSE)Solving Quadratics
Exam Ques 2 (N5)Parabolas
Exam Ques 3 (N5)Parabolas
Exam Ques 4 (N5)Parabolas
Worksheet 1Completing the Square
Worksheet 2Sketching Parabolas
Mind Map 1Quadratic Functions
Mind Map 2Quad Functions (PowerPoint)

About Parabolas

When graphed, they form a U-shaped curve as shown in the exam question below where you are asked to find the value of ‘a’.

.          parabola2

Source: N5 Maths, 2014, P1, Q7

In life they can be seen everywhere such as:

  • On roofs of buildings
  • Satellite dishes
  • Suspension bridges
  • Fountain sprays

The path of a object thrown or hurled in the air forms a parabola. The first one to prove that was Galileo. In the early 17th century, he experimented with balls rolling on inclined planes.

When drawing a quadratic graph you should be aware that:

  • The shape is called a parabola
  • The graph has symmetry with the y-axis
  • The graph will have either a minimum or maximum turning point

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Higher Maths Website

Higher Maths Website

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Advanced Higher Website

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N5 Lifeskills Maths

N5 Lifeskills Maths

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GCSE Maths

GCSE Maths

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