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.