The parent function for a quadratic function is *y* = *x*^{2}. The picture of a quadratic function is a parabola. Notice the vertex of the parent function's parabola. This point is located at (0,0).

What happens when the parent function's children venture from home, sliding up and down the Cartesian Plane? Each of these unique kids gets a vertex and equation distinct from dear old Dad.

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### 2. Quadratic x2 - Translations Worksheet 1

When a quadratic function shifts upward and downward, its vertex and equation change.

- Sketch the parent function,
*y*=*x*^{2}. - Sketch the given function.
- Describe how the given function differs from its parent function,
*y*=*x*^{2}.

The worksheet is a slide show. Click through the slides for illustrated answers and explanations.

### 3. Quadratic x2 - Translations Worksheet 2

When a quadratic function shifts upward and downward, its vertex and equation change.

- Sketch the parent function,
*y*=*x*^{2}. - Sketch the given function.
- Describe how the given function differs from its parent function,
*y*=*x*^{2}.

The worksheet is a slide show. Click through the slides for illustrated answers and explanations.

### 4. Quadratic x2 - Translations Worksheet 3

When a quadratic function shifts upward and downward, its vertex and equation change.

- Sketch the parent function,
*y*=*x*^{2}. - Sketch the given function.
- Describe how the given function differs from its parent function,
*y*=*x*^{2}.

The worksheet is a slide show. Click through the slides for illustrated answers and explanations.