Education Technology

y = x 2 Investigation of "c"

Published on 10/12/2005

Activity Overview

Students will explore the effect of "c" on y = x2

Before the Activity

The teachers needs to download the LearningCheck™ document from the website to classroom calculators.
Lead a short brainstorming session on vocabulary of transformations (vertically up and down).
You might also need to remind students that they can go to their home screen and to y = without exiting TI-Navigator™.
Download the LearningCheck File for students.

During the Activity

The teacher controls the classroom and acts as a facilitator during the activity.
Data of the students' response can be collected and discussed. Analysis of students' responses should guide planning of further lessons on this topic as needed.

After the Activity

Review student results:

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