Education Technology

Transforming Parabolas

Published on 12/20/2006

Activity Overview

1. Students will be able to review how to find the vertex of a parabola using a graphing calculator. 2. Students will be able to observe the relationship between the values of ?a, h and k? and the graph of a parabola in vertex form. 3. Students will be able to guess the equation of a parabola given the graph.

Before the Activity

Download the attached Transforming Parabolas.doc and the Student Page.doc file

During the Activity

Download the attached TI-Smartview Script File and double-click on it. This will save your time. (Optional)Then use the attached TI-Interactive file to make an investigation on transforming parabolas.

After the Activity

(Optional)Then send the attached Learning Check file using TI-Navigator.