This Quadratic Functions Card Sort Activity tests student knowledge on matching parabolic graphs with their respective equations and graph characteristics.
The equations are in standard form, vertex form, and factored form.
The graph characteristics include: vertex, range, intervals of increase/decrease, axis of symmetry, x-intercepts, and y-intercepts.
Also included with this activity is a PowerPoint to be used as a mini-review of quadratic functions so that students can get their minds jogging prior to working on the card sort activity.
Within the Card Sort Activity there are 3 categories of cards to match:
1) Quadratic Graphs
2) Equations: Standard, Vertex, and Factored
3) Graph Characteristics
With 15 different sets of matches, there are 45 cards total. Students work to sort and group the cards. Recording sheet and follow-up question to the activity are provided!
Matching quadratic equations in factored form, standard form, and vertex form, to their correct graphs and verbal descriptors that cover the topics of vertex, intervals of increase/decrease, range, and intercepts.
Differentiation: The 45 Card Sort Activity is differentiated by use of heterogeneous groups with assigned roles. Directions to differentiate the groups are in the lesson plan!
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.HSA.REI.B.4 Solve quadratic equations in one variable.
CCSS.HSF.IF.B.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.
CCSS.HSF.IF.C.7 Graph functions expressed symbolically and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases. CCSS.HSF.IF.C.9 Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions).
Answer key included.
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