Students learn about plotting quadratic functions by completing a table of results and choosing a suitable scale for the axes.

As learning progresses the plots are used to solve quadratic equations graphically.

**Differentiated Learning Objectives**

- All students should be able to plot a quadratic in the form y = x
^{2} - Most students should be able to plot a quadratic in the form y = ax
^{2} - Some students should be able to plot and solve quadratic equations graphically.