can open upward or downward, has a basic "u" shape
parabola
vertical line that goes through the vertex
axis of symmetry
minimum or maximum point of the equation
vertex
when the parabola concaves downward
maximum
parabola concaves upward
minimum
points where graph of equation crosses "x" axis
zeros
x-values
domain
y-values
range
a number used to multiple a variable
coefficient
process of finding factors
factoring
numbers you multiply to get another number
factors
when a number is multiplied by itself
square
ax2 + bx + c
standard form
when the graph is a straight line
linear
a quantity representing the power to which some other quantity is raised
exponent
a comparison using an equal sign
equation
has two terms
binomials
has one term
monomial
has three terms
trinomial
terms whose variables are the same
like terms