Education Technology

Around the Vertex in 80 Days

Published on 09/02/2010

Activity Overview

Students move a quadratic function in the coordinate plane to specific points to observe how the vertex form of the equation changes.

Key Steps

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    Students will move a parabola to different quadrants of the coordinate plane to determine patterns in the vertex form of the equation.

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    Next, students will make the parabola wider or narrower to observe how the equation changes.

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    Students will also find equations of parabolas that meet specific requirements.