Education Technology

Playing with the Transformation Application

Published on 09/02/2004

Activity Overview

Students try to fit a quadratic function to the 200 m world record data using the transformation graphing application.

Before the Activity

Students should have completed an activity that allows them to investigate the role of the parameters in the general form of the equation of the quadratic, y=ax^2+bx+c. An example file is attached.

During the Activity

Students work through worksheet in attached file. This activity is best completed in pairs.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

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