Categories Graphing Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models* Quadratics Axis of symmetry and vertex Post author By mpershan Post date September 17, 2012 1 Comment on Axis of symmetry and vertex What does this mistake reveal about the kid’s thinking? How would you take the kid’s thinking to the next level? Share this:EmailPrint ← Arithmetic with negative numbers → Hexagons! One reply on “Axis of symmetry and vertex” I’m not sure that there’s any serious misunderstanding, other than that x comes before y. I know that many people tell students to find the axis of symmetry by finding the value halfway between the x intercepts, in which case y=0. So the student does need to know that an axis is a line. The student was able to find the vertex, even though s/he put x and y backwards. Comments are closed.