I introduce my students to graphing quadratic functions using technology with this self made worksheet. My students like spending time in the computer lab, it gives them independence to try something new and they enjoy seeing the graphs be formed on the screen as soon as they type in an equation and they love getting out of the classroom! It is a lot more fun then graphing with paper and pencil.
I consider this work as a project because it is work done outside a classroom. It requires a computer lab and it make take up to 2 hours to complete. It is also not the type of worksheet you can find in a textbook or workbook, it is a different experience and in my classroom that makes it a special type of work, in other words a "project" and the best part is that the students really benefit from it and they like it!
So to recap, it is a laboratory because we go to the computer lab, it is an internet activity because we use an online calculator and it is a project because taking all my 6 classes outside of the classroom is a project!
The topics included are the following:
1- identifying the vertex,
2- writing the axis of symmetry,
3- identifying maximum or minimums values,
4- writing the range of a quadratic function.
Please notice, this worksheet does not include finding Zeros/Solutions of a Quadratic Function.
Please check out my other 2 products on this topic:
Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing
Complete Review of Quadratic Functions by Graphing with Technology
I hope this is helpful to you and your students, I hope you stay in touch.