The Definition of a Parabola

Put together the pieces and model a parabola. Learners work through several examples to develop an understanding of a parabola graphically and algebraically. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce a waffle diagram to record new vocabulary and examples
  • Use the scaffolding ideas to differentiate your classes
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses concepts from the previous lesson in this series
  • The 34th lesson in a 42-part series
Pros

  • Uses a real-life model to develop the definition of a parabola
  • Includes an opening and closing exercise with answer keys
Cons

  • None
Common Core