Welcome Activity: Quadratic Functions

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This would be a good activity to use in an introductory lesson about the behavior of quadratic functions and the characteristics of their graphs. The worksheet contains four quadratic functions and their corresponding graphs. Learners are asked to observe the equations and graphs and list their similarities and differences. The exploration guides students to examine how the coefficient of the squared term in a quadratic equation affects the graph, what makes the graph open up or down, and the connection between the constant term and the graph's y-intercept. You could also use the activity to introduce a lesson on analyzing the discriminant.

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Grade
8th - 11th
Subjects
Algebra II
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Includes: Answer Key
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Duration
15 mins
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