Students will investigate how the parameters a, b, and c for the function f(x) = ax^2+bx+c change its graph. In addition, first and second differences and their relationships to the values of a, b, and c are explored.
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the information on the activity. Download and distribute the attached .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.