Education Technology

Exploring the width of a Parabola

Published on 06/26/2005

Activity Overview

Use TI-Navigator™ to explore the width of a parabola. All directions are provided on the teacher's guide.

Before the Activity

If you are using the TI-Navigator System with the TI-73 you will need the attached .pdf file.
Start TI-Navigator™ begin class start Activity Center.

Students login to NAVNET Activity Center

Standard window can be used or [-5, 5] x [-5, 5] Assign the students 3 types of numbers; decimal value between 0 and 1, and a number greater than 1.

During the Activity

Use TI-Navigator™ to explore the width of a parabola. All directions are provided on the teacher's guide. See attached files for all instructions

After the Activity

Students will summarize what they discovered.