This package has been designed for multiple uses and differentiation.
* 18 quadratic graphs in 2 sizes: 6 per page and 1 per page
* 18 equations in each format (standard, vertex, and factored forms) also in 2 sizes: 18 per page and 4 per page
* Key to the graphing sort
* 2 sorting mats
* Ideas and Examples page
- Students are given equations (in any form that you are studying). They must graph the equation and try to find the matching parabola. This is a great activity for beginning graphers, if they find the match then they know they have graphed it correctly. Differentiation idea: give advance students equations in more than one format.
Writing Equations from a Graph.
- Students are given the parabolas, they must determine the corresponding equation. Students become more confidant in their work because they can check it as they go.
Rewriting Equations from one form to another.
- Give students equations in standard form and they must use completing the squares to rewrite them in vertex form, or using factoring to rewrite into factored form, or FOIL out to place back in standards form. Etc.
Sorting Equations: Minimum Maximum?
- Students are given all the equation and must sort them into 2 piles. Students must determine just from the equations whether the equations will produce a parabola with a minimum value or a maximum value.
Sorting Equations: What form of a quadratic equation is this?
- Students are given all the equations. They must sort them into 3 piles, one for each form: Standard, Vertex and Factored.
Interactive Bulletin Boards
Interactive Student Notebooks
-The graphs and equations make great additions for student notebooks. They can glue in the graphs then make tables of values, find the min or max, vertex, intercepts, increasing interval, decreasing interval or any other topic you would like.
I have used this package for:
- Bell Warms
- Formative Assessments
- Quick Check for Understanding at any point in the lesson
- Homework Alternatives