Family Ties: Parabolas

Parabolas are one big family. Pupils learn how changing parameters of a quadratic equation affects its graph. Quadratic equations for this task are all in vertex form, y = a(x - h)^2 + k.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource with other functions, modifying the spreadsheet as necessary
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars must have familiarity with quadratic equations
  • It is beneficial for learners to have prior experience with Excel
Pros

  • Includes a grading rubric for the activity
  • Provides an Excel template to use with the lesson
Cons

  • None