I use Scavenger Hunts to review a lot of different subjects in my Algebra 1 classes. This one reviews graphing parabolas from Chapter 9 of the Prentice Hall CA Algebra 1 textbook.
This Scavenger Hunt has 12 problems. For each, the students must find the vertex, the x-intercept(s), and the y-intercept. After doing this, they are to match the given quadratic with its graph.
Students have fun with Scavenger Hunts. They try hard to find the correct answer so their team can finish first!
It includes instructions on how to use the Scavenger Hunt, a worksheet that students can use to record their answers, and a homework worksheet that reviews graphing parabolas.
Fun Review Games & Activities for Parabolas:
Finding the Vertex of a Parabola Scavenger Hunt
Finding x-intercepts of Parabolas Tic Tac Toe
Graphing Parabolas Scavenger Hunt
Understanding Parabolas Partner Problems
Fun Powerpoint Review on Parabolas
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For Powerpoint lessons on Parabolas, try:
12.1 Using the Discriminant
12.2 Finding the Vertex & Axis of Symmetry
12.3 Finding the Intercepts of a Parabola
12.4 Using Parts of the Quadratic Formula for Graphing Parabolas
12.5 Graphing Parabolas
12.6 Graphing Quadratic Inequalities
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This addresses Common Core Standards:
Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context. [Linear, exponential, and quadratic.]
4. For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. Key features include: intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity.
Analyze functions using different representations. [Linear, exponential, quadratic, absolute value, step, piecewise-defined.]
7. Graph functions expressed symbolically and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases.
a. Graph linear and quadratic functions and show intercepts, maxima, and minima.
8. Write a function defined by an expression in different but equivalent forms to reveal and explain different properties of the function.
a. Use the process of factoring and completing the square in a quadratic function to show zeros, extreme values, and symmetry of the graph, and interpret these in terms of a context.
Previous California Standards for Algebra 1:
21.0 Students graph quadratic functions and know that their roots are the x-intercepts.
22.0 Students use the quadratic formula or factoring techniques or both to determine whether the graph of a quadratic function will intersect the x-axis in zero, one, or two points.