Education Technology

Exploring Quadratic Functions

Activity Overview

This is an introduction to using the Graphs and Geometry feature. It was originally intended for use by teachers but can also be used for students. Explorations include using the grab and move feature, finding zeros, maximum, minimum and function values. (This is an activity originated by Texas Instruments.)

Before the Activity

Show students a variety of quadratic functions and the situations they are describing. .

During the Activity

Work in pairs or small groups for collaboration and discussion.

After the Activity

After the activity, have students submit an exit slip about their understanding of quadratic functions and the use of the TI-Nspire Graphs and Geometry feature.