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Finding the Vertex of a Parabola Given Vertex Form

Published on 05/09/2010

Activity Overview

Students will graph parabolas and record and compare the results to discover how to find the vertex given the vertex form of the equation.

Before the Activity

Students should know how to enter an equation in f(x) and how to find the coordinates of a point.

During the Activity

Have students download the document and work in pairs. Little teacher intervention is needed.

After the Activity

A smart board document to follow-up this activity can be found on my website at