Explore the effect of the parameters a,h,and k on the graph of the general quadratic function f(x) = a(x - h)^2+k.
Before the Activity
Review the activity PDF file.
Make copies of the activity PDF file for your class.
Download the TI InterActive!™ file for use by your and your students.
During the Activity
Explore affect of changes in coefficients on the quadratic function to establish patterns.
Distribute the student activity sheets
Follow the procedures as outlined
After the Activity
As a class, review student progress, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.