Completing the Square -Transforming Parabolas
These 8 worksheets provide a framework for getting students to see that completing the square for a quadratic function will enable them to sketch the graph of a quadratic function quickly. The connection between graph transformations and the form of the equation is key to completing the sheets. Each worksheet practises a different skill - give the transformation from the equation or work out the transformation from the equation. Two of the worksheets also practise the connection with function notation.

This is a topic that students can find difficult even at A-level so the worksheets are useful for Higher tier GCSE and C1/C3 A-level modules. Use for extra reinforcement of classroom work or revision.

GCSE 2017 DfE references A11, A12, A13
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Created: Dec 16, 2015

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