Education Technology

Quadratic Function Investigations

Published on 04/20/2005

Activity Overview

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

Students will:

  • Explore affect of changes in coefficients on the quadratic function to establish patterns.


  • Directions:
  • 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.