This is the first activity in a series on vertex form of a quadratic for algebra I. This introduces the 'squaring' function.
Before the Activity
Send the .tns file to the students with what ever method you have and hand out the worksheet.
During the Activity
You may have the students work through the activity in groups, individually or as a whole class.
After the Activity
Review the answers to problem #2 so that the students understand how to find the answer graphically. You may want to show how to arrive at a solution algebraically.