Graphing Quadratic Equations from the Vertex Form

Graphing doesn't need to be tedious!  When pupils understand key features and transformations, graphing becomes efficient. This lesson plan connects transformations to the vertex form of a quadratic equation. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use board work or pair-and-share strategies to check for understanding
  • Have individuals make a table of values comparing the parent function to a translated function
Classroom Considerations

  • Students should be be familiar with transformations prior to this lesson
  • The 17th installment of a 26-part series
Pros

  • Progression of the lesson is well designed
  • Handouts, keys, and a detailed teacher guide are included
  • Opener and exit ticket are provided
Cons

  • None