Are All Parabolas Similar?

Congruence and similarity apply to functions as well as polygons. Learners examine the effects of transformations on the shape of parabolas. They determine the transformation(s) that produce similar and congruent functions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils use different colors in their notes to explore congruent and similar parabolas
  • Use graphing software to create congruent and similar parabolas
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson builds directly from the previous three lessons in this series
Pros

  • Scaffolding tips provide direction for differentiation within classrooms
  • Provides answer keys for all resources
Cons

  • None
Common Core