Education Technology

Exploring Standard Form of a Quadratic Function

Activity Overview

Students explore y=ax^2+bx+c using the transform graphing application. Teacher calculator is used with Navigator to send device settings, the equation format and initial coefficient values to all students. Worksheet includes all student instructions, along with blank grids for students to sketch some of the graphs they view.

Before the Activity

Teacher set-up instructions are on the third page of the accompanying file. Student worksheet is the first two pages of the file

During the Activity

Students will be exploring Standard Form of a Quadratic Function. Each student should have a copy of the attached Word .doc.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary