Performance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How high will it fly? Pairs build straw rockets and launch them at different angles and determine the height and horizontal distance of the flight path. Teams make conjectures about how the angle affects the measured distances and use...
Performance

#### Projectile Motion and Quadratic Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Model the flight of a ball. Small groups collect time data for how long it takes to toss a ball between two people. The teacher leads a discussion about projectile motion to get the class thinking about how to calculate the equation of...
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Flipped Math

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Everything one wanted to know about parabolas in one place. Pupils work 27 problems as a review of the unit on quadratics. Problems range from determining key features of the function and using that information to graph the parabola, to...
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Flipped Math

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
It looks different, but yet the same. Scholars view a video that introduces them to the vertex form for a quadratic equation. Pupils realize that though the equation looks different, its graph is still a parabola, and the key features...
Performance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get to know quadratics from a couple of different perspectives. Classmates work in small groups to determine the optimal cooking time for microwave popcorn. Group members pop bags of popcorn for different times and collect data on the...
Assessment
CCSS Math Activities

#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Target E

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils rewrite expressions in equivalent forms to identify key features. They use the vertex and factored forms of quadratic expressions to identify the extrema and intercepts. To finish the installment of the Claim 1 Item Slide Show...
Lesson Plan
Mathematics Assessment Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sometimes being different is an advantage. An engaging activity has scholars match cards with quadratic functions in various forms. Along the way, they learn about how each form highlights key features of quadratic functions.
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Limits of Polynomial and Rational Functions: Evaluating the Limits of the Quadratic Function

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Push an engaging resource to the limit. The interactive allows learners to find a limit on quadratic functions graphically. Using sliders, pupils set the x-value for the limit and to move values from the left and right toward the limit.
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The form of a quadratic function paints a picture of its graph. Young mathematicians explore this connection by locating key features on a graph and then writing the corresponding equations. The interactive tutorial highlights key...
Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Use a one-stop resource for everything you'd possibly want to teach about quadratic functions and models. Scholars analyze key features of quadratic functions as well as transformations of functions through seven activities....
Assessment
Illustrative Mathematics

#### Identifying Quadratic Functions (Vertex Form)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils calculate the equation of a quadratic in vertex form from a specific graph and determine an equation that would fit the description of a parabola. The final question determines the individuals' understanding of the signs of the...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Are All Parabolas Congruent?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Augment a unit on parabolas with an instructive math activity. Pupils graph parabolas by examining the relationship between the focus and directrix.
Assessment
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Illustrative Mathematics

#### Springboard Dive

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Quadratics and height application problems go hand in hand like teenagers and sleeping in. High schoolers must look at the equation of a diver's height and calculate such features as the height of dive board, time entering the water, and...
Assessment
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Illustrative Mathematics

#### Which Function?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Throw some logic into quadratics and see if learners can match a vague graph to multiple equations. Young mathematicians must look at quadrant location, vertices, and intercepts to best match the graph to one or more equations.
Assessment
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Illustrative Mathematics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Instead of the typical quadratic questioning, explore the function and look at the three different ways a parabola can be written. The main task is when given several clues, young mathematicians must write an equation that matches the...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Graphing Quadratic Equations from the Vertex Form

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Graphing doesn't need to be tedious!  When pupils understand key features and transformations, graphing becomes efficient. This instructional activity connects transformations to the vertex form of a quadratic equation.
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Transformations of the Quadratic Parent Function

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Efficiently graph a quadratic function using transformations! Pupils graph quadratic equations by completing the square to determine the transformations. They locate the vertex and determine more points from a stretch or shrink and...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Completing the Square (part 1)

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Avoid the trap of memorizing steps when completing the square with a resources that provides a conceptual approach to completing the square. Learners that are able to recognize a perfect square trinomial are ready to complete the square.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Bouncing Ball

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers collect height versus time data of a bouncing ball using the CBR 2™ data collection device. Using a quadratic equation they graph scatter plots, graph and interpret a quadratic function, apply the vertex form of a...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Explore parabolas in this algebra activity with the graphing calculator. The class investigates what effects the changing of the parameters of the vertex form of a quadrati have to its graph. They find the zeros of a quadratic...
Lesson Plan
Explore Learning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Throught this subscription-based sight, learners explore different aspects of the parabola by changing equations from standard to vertex form. Next, find the general form of the vextex based on the values of a, b, and c, and investigate...
Lesson Plan
Texas Instruments

#### Properties of Parabolas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the properties of parabolas in this activity. Construct a parabola given a focus and a directrix on the Ti-Nspire. Write equations of parabolas in vertex form and determine the a value of a parabola given a focus and directrix.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER