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Exploring Quadratic Equations

Published on 11/13/2009

Activity Overview

Students will stretch and translate the parabola given by y = x2 and determine the effects on the equation. Students will also explore finding the vertex and zeros of a parabola and relate them to the equation.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF document and look over the information on the first page. Download and distribute the attached TI-Nspire document (.tns file) and student worksheet for use during the activity.

During the Activity

Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

After the Activity

Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.