If you’re looking for a graphing parabola worksheet that you can work with as a step by step introduction to Algebra, I’ve found a great resource right here. This worksheet is the same format as my previous parabola worksheets but this time around I’ve included a lot of visual aids that make it easier to understand.
I have two different ways of teaching Algebra and both of them are different from what other math curriculums do. My approach works better with a young mind, because children don’t grasp a concept like algebra as quickly as adults do. That’s why my graph resources are designed to give students a visual sense of this concept, because they know intuitively that one does not learn algebra by just “seeing it” or by learning how to look at equations.
For younger children I use stories to get them to visualize something, and when it comes to learning Algebra I use math worksheets. This worksheet is a good example of a graph and it’s specifically designed to help a child understand the concept of a parabola. The problem is that young children will get easily distracted. I believe it’s up to the parent to provide a good role model, a teacher who cares about their students and lets them learn, it has to be instilled in them from birth.
Now, I also encourage my students to use visual aids, because they often do not have the knowledge to visualize and understand the concepts of graphing parabolas and differentiation. A good visual aid is a circle, a triangle, or a shape that resembles the curve in a parabola.
Both of these methods work, they help to focus the child on the concepts they’re learning, helping them to retain more of what they are being taught. In the book “Algebra For the Young Mind”, RichardThaler, and Cass Sunstein explain how children see the world, and one way they have learned this is through the use of pictures. Graphical aids like circles, triangles, and circles are used to let a child understand graph theory and to learn more of what they are learning in school.
The next part of this worksheet is to show them the meaning of the parabola and it is most often illustrated with a box and lines. The box and lines help the child understand the idea of a parabola, which is basically when a parabola is represented by its x-axis and y-axis at the same time. When a parabola is represented at the same time on its x-axis and y-axis, this is a parabola.
As this graph is represented at the same time on both the x-axis and y-axis, then we can say that a parabola is a circular path, or a line that goes in a circle. The next part of this parabola worksheet is to show the student how the parabola relates to the derivative of a parabola.
The parabola is a circle, so if we multiply the angle of the parabola by the cosine of the tangent to the parabola, we get the derivative of the parabola. The student should look for the place where the parabola crosses the x-axis and y-axis. Next, they should find the area between the two.