Education Technology

The effect of changing a,b and c on a quadratic graph

Published on 10/20/2009

Activity Overview

This instructional task shows the user how to set up sliders to vary the parameters of a standard quadratic function. It is assumed the user will adapt these instructions to create student explorations.

Before the Activity

Basic understanding of quadratic functions and their graphs.

During the Activity

This is a "How to" create sliders to demonstrate the effect of changing the values of a,b and c. The pdf file gives the instructions whilst the tns file allows the user to test the slider on the handheld.