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Vertex and Parabolas
In this math instructional activity, students are instructed to find the vertex in 4 equations. Students are asked why one is in standard form and one is in vertex form.
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Parabolas Are All Around Us
Moving parabolas off of graph paper and into the real world is the task at hand in this detailed poster project. First, learners perform a cumulative activity identifying many characteristics of an assigned quadratic equation. Next, they...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Graphs of Quadratic Functions
The equations look different, but their graphs are the same. How can that be? This activity leads your mathematicians in an exploration of three different forms of the same quadratic function. After comparing the equations, their graphs,...
8th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Conics Introduction and Parabolas
Where did conic sections get their name? The equation and graph of a parabola are developed from the definition of the conic section. Teacher examples on graphing the equation and writing an equation from the graph round out the plan.
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Quadratic Equations with the CBL 2
Learners practice generating parabolas with a motion sensor while determining the vertex form of the equation. They compare it to the regression equation from the calculator onto a data mate software. Each student completes several...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed