Included in this zip folder are 5 PDF files. 2 are instruction and 3 are assignments.
PDF Instruction file #1 is a 67 page introduction to inequalities in parabola graphs. The 1st 38 pages are for assignment #1. The rest of the pages are for assignment #2.
PDF Instruction file #2 is the same as #1 but printed on 11 pages on small slides(6 per page).
The student investigates:
1. less than
2. greater than
3. less than/ equal to
4. greater than/equal to
PDF Assignment file #1 is a 12 question multiple choice assignment. There is no x or y axis in the graphs. The student has to rely on their knowledge of positive/negative parabolas with the use of <, > and with the presence of = signs or not. It is on 1 page for easy printing.
PDF Assignment file #2 is a 12 question multiple choice assignment. The x and y axis are in these problems but un-scaled. The student must use the properties of positive and negative parabolas as well as < and > to eliminate answers. Then, for some problems, the student must either find the vertex or where the graph hits the x-axis. They have to decide which is easier in standard or vertex form of a parabola. It is on 1 page for easy printing.
PDF Assignment file #3 is a 20 question multiple choice assignment. The student must identify zero's of quadratic functions. These are not inequalities. 10 problems are graphs and the student must choose the right equation. 10 problems are equations and the student must identify the zero's in set notation or as points on the plane. It is on 1 page for easy printing.
Thank you for looking.
2 assignments are linked to socrative and the socrative share numbers are included in the file. You can just print the assignments, though.