Education Technology

B-ing the Quadratic - Exploring the B in Quadratic Equations

Published on 05/24/2009

Activity Overview

As we have studied the quadratic in the standard form of Ax^2 + Bx + C, we have parsed the nature and needs of the graph as related to the constants A and C. Now we want to look at the way the constant B changes the shape of the graph of the quadratic and to develop a rule to help us generalize.

Before the Activity

The students have explored the quadratic in the standard form of Ax^2 + Bx + C.

During the Activity

The students will follow the instructions and report the results into the Student Data Sheet. They will work with the TNS and the teacher has a DOC and TNS as key.