Exploring Quadratics and Graphs

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Young mathematicians first graph a series of quadratic equations, and then investigate how various parts of the equation change the graph of the function in a predictable way.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource to introduce transformations of graphs
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners need to be able to graph functions by making a table of values
  • If time is an issue, consider using a graphing calculator to graph the functions
Pros
  • Includes projector resources that can be used with multiple forms of technology
  • Contains a printable ticket-out-the-door for formative assessment
Cons
  • Does not include horizontal stretches or shrinks
  • Lesson does not contain solutions