Transformations of the Quadratic Parent Function

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 symmetry. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Form collaborative groups to work through the exercises; provide structured time for feedback
Classroom Considerations

  • Completing the square and recognizing transformations in a function are expected skills for the resource
  • Allow plenty of time to develop proficiency; the lesson may need to be extended to multiple days
  • 22nd in a series of 26
Pros

  • Color is used to emphasize the relationship between the function and equation
  • Handouts, keys, and a teacher guide are provided
Cons

  • None