This graphic organizer uses the Frayer Model concept with modifications. It can be used as a review guide before a test or it could also be used instead of notes; students actually prefer this type of note taking format.
The topics included per page are as follows:
• Writing the Standard Form of a Quadratic Function
• Writing the Vertex Form of a Quadratic Function
• Writing the Factored Form of a Quadratic Function
• A Graph introducing the solutions of the Quadratic Function
Page 1 is meant to be spread out over 3-4 days.
• On day 1, I have the students write all the titles, go over Vocabulary and the Standard Form of a Quadratic Function
• On day 2, I introduce the Vertex Form of a Quadratic Function. (tip: remind students of the Vertex Form of an Absolute Value Function and compare similarities and differences.)
• On Day 3 I have students practice Changing from Standard form to Vertex form of a Quadratic Function.
• On Day 4 I have students work on the Factored Form; this organizer only includes the case when a=1
• 4 examples which summarize all steps required to find all the different parts of a Quadratic Function, including finding:
o Axis of Symmetry,
o Maximum or Minimum Values