Education Technology

Manual Fit

Published on 08/22/2010

Activity Overview

Utilize the grab and move feature to manipulate parabolas so that the curve matches a set of data points. This activity will serve to reinforce understanding of the vertex form for a parabola.

Key Steps

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    Students will review features of the vertex form of a parabola, and are given plotted points to match using the grab and move feature.

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    An example of a graph is given, and the students are asked to create the equation in vertex form.