Graphing Quadratic Equations

Sneak peek! Provide a first look at quadratic graphs using an introductory lesson of graphing quadratics that compares them to linear graphs. Pupils use graphing calculators to investigate the effects of changing the leading coefficient and the constant term on the graph.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Give the class a transformation and have them write the equation of the transformed quadratic
  • Develop a set of rules based upon transformations in the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should be familiar with transformations as they relate to linear equations
Pros

  • Provides extensions for the lesson
  • Includes suggestions for formative assessment
Cons

  • None