Education Technology

Exploring the Parabola and its Equation Part 1 and @

Published on 07/15/2005

Activity Overview

Starting with y=x^2 going all the way to (in part 2)y=ax^2+bx+c, how do changes in the quadratic equation/function change the appearance of the parabola.

Before the Activity

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During the Activity

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After the Activity

Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary