by Liz Clark of Imagine-ary Numbers
Logic-style puzzle for Graphing Quadratic Functions
One page summary of graphing tips for Quadratic Functions
Planning page including CCSS Content and Mathematical Practices Standards
Simple directions, an example, and a solution key
Use this puzzle in Algebra I or Integrated Math II to liven up your homework assignments or as a classroom activity. Can be used individually or in pairs. Virtually no prep, just print the puzzles, grab a pencil, and have some fun!
Allow 45 to 60 minutes if completed as a classroom activity. If using as homework, allow 10 minutes to introduce the assignment and five minutes to share the solution.
Standard Form of a Quadratic Function
Factoring to Solve Quadratic Equations
Zero Product Property
Axis of Symmetry / Vertex (including Evaluating Functions)
X-Intercepts and Y-intercept (including No Roots)
Using the Discriminant to Identify the Number of Solutions
Use Logical Reasoning
Make a Table
Simplify the Problem
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