Identifying Quadratic Functions (Vertex Form)

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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 parameters given a general graph.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the task as a quick assessment after instruction on the vertex form
  • Have individuals share out their thinking in arriving at a solution for part C
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should be familiar with the terms concave up and concave down
Pros
  • Explains several different solution approaches
  • The graphs include several points learners can use to find the equations
Cons
  • The key is numbered 1 - 3 while the task has questions A - C
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