Quadratics are always such a difficult concept for my students. I think part of it is that they "hate graphing" before we even get started and then the fact that there are three different forms of a quadratic function helps to confuse them even more. I wanted a foldable that would be helpful in organizing all of this information.

We were working on graphing quadratics with standard form, vertex form, and intercept form (which I've also heard as factored form) before Thanksgiving. We worked on this foldable the day we came back from Thanksgiving which was a nice review, but also a nice lead in for writing quadratic functions.

Here is the closed foldable. It is meant to go in their notebooks vertically like this. Then they can pull out each section as they need it, like so...

For each form, I included how to find the axis of symmetry, the vertex, any other miscellaneous information (x- and y- intercepts) and a sketch of an arbitrary graph with the important information from that form.

And here is the file for the foldable: Quadratic Foldable

The fonts in the pictures are a little bit different because I used some dafont.com fonts which wouldn't work on a computer that doesn't have those fonts downloaded. If you want fun fonts just head over to dafont.com and be prepared to spend hours downloading fun fonts...or maybe that's just me?

I called it a "springy" foldable when I was naming the file, but then while we were working on it in class I told them to fold the strips like an accordion and I liked that better...so accordion quadratic foldable it is! Enjoy!!