The first couple of sections in most Quadratic Units are filled with new terms, properties, and graphs unlike any they have graphed before. I found my students could use more practice to become more comfortable with these new properties and terms. I also wanted them to have practice graphing quadratic equations and relating them to the properties of quadratic equations.
In this set of 24 task cards students will:
• Identify the equation for the axis of symmetry from the graph
• Identify the equation for the axis of symmetry from the Standard or Vertex form of the quadratic equation
• Identify the vertex on the graph
• Identify vertex from the equation in Standard or Vertex form
• Identify the y-intercept on the graph and understand that (0, c) is the y-intercept from the quadratic equation in standard form.
• Identify the y-intercept by plugging in zero for x and solving for y when in Vertex form.
• Understanding how the a value affects width and direction of the parabola and whether there is a maximum or minimum.
Post a set of Quadratic Equations Task Cards around the room and have students walk around in groups or with a partner to solve each Task Card.
An Answer recording sheet is included.
A similar option is to have students work in groups at their seats so a set of Task Cards is necessary for each group.
Other Quadratic related materials:
Quadratic Word Problem Task Cards
Solving Quadratic Equations Four Ways
Quadratic Graphing Task Cards
Quadratic Functions Review Task Cards
Discriminants and Quadratic Equations