Education Technology

Parabola Equations

Activity Overview

students will discover the different effects of the coefficients used in the vertex form of a parabola by trying to match an equation with a picture.

Before the Activity

If you are using the TI-Navigator System with the TI-73 you will need the attached .pdf file.
Read teacher instructions on Roller Coaster Parabola Activity.doc

During the Activity

Have students in activity center using the TI-Navigator ™ and open roller coaster parabola.act.

After the Activity

Review student results:

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