This Graphing Calculator Investigation activity is from Chapter 10: Quadratic and Exponential Functions, Lesson 10-3: Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square. Students will explore quadratic functions in vertex form.
Before the Activity
Review the activity PDF file.
Make copies of the activity PDF file for your class.
During the Activity
Study the relationship between the equations in vertex form and their vertices
Complete the square to change a quadratic equation to vertex form
Distribute the student activity sheets
Follow the procedures as outlined
After the Activity
As a class, review student answers, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.