Stretching the Quads

Scholars investigate transforming parabolas.  In this transforming parabolas lesson plan, they take the parent graph y=x^2 and transform it by shifting left, right, up, and down and shrinking and stretching. The class finds maximums, minimums, roots, vertices, and concavity of various parabolas.  Finally, they are given a quadratic equation in vertex form and are asked to find the standard form of the equation.

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
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Year
2008
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