Steps to graphing quadratic equation
y=ax^{2} + bx + c
1. Determine where the parabola opens upward/downward
a > 0 (up) or a < 0 (down)
2. Use the axis of symmetry formula to find "x"
x = -b/2a
3. Vertex of the parabola: substitute the x-coordinate into the equation to find the y-coordinate (x,y)
4. Determine the y-intercept: substitute x=0 into the standard form of the quadratic equation (0,y)
5. Determine the x-intercept: substitute y=0 into the standard form of the quadratic equation (x,0),(x,0) [zero property]
6. Draw the graph w/ the coordinates. Symmetric to the vertical axis