Students will analyze a parabola graphed from word problems. Students will use the calculator to find the roots and vertex of the graph to answer questions based on the word problems.
Before the Activity
Students should already know how to graph quadratics. It helps if they are taught to find the roots and vertex one day and then do the word problems the next.
During the Activity
Follow lesson plan if desire. Example questions and answers provided.
After the Activity
Independent practice sheets with answers.
StudyCards and LearningCheck are optional.