In this technology lab students will create calculators to solve problems involving quadratic functions. It is broken down into 4 parts.
Part 1: Given coefficients a, b , and c of a quadratic function in standard form solve for
discriminant, 2 roots, and coordinates of the vertex.
Part 2: Given a,h, and k from an equation in vertex form transform the equation to standard form and solve for a,b, and c.
Part 3: Given a vertex and another point solve for the a value in the vertex form
Part 4: Given an equation in standard form create a calculator that solves for a,h, and k in vertex form.
For the teacher I will include a fully solved Excel file.
Also I have a file of step by step solutions that you can use when helping students that get stuck.(2 pages)
This should easily work for a full 90 minute block.