This bundle contains each of the following items:
This includes both a presentation of notes slides (in both PDF and Promethean formats) and a file (in PDF format) for printing guided notes for students.
This vocabulary sheet is an excellent way for students to students remember the vocabulary terms in this unit. It is especially helpful for students whose first language is not English.
ROCKET LAUNCH ACTIVITY
Whether you have a model rocket that you would like to go out and launch with the students or you would prefer to play it safe and just use fictitious data, students will enjoy determining interesting facts, such as when the rocket reaches its peak height, how high the rocket can reach, and the height of the rocket at any particular time. This is always a good challenge that has students feeling like rocket scientists when they complete it.
GRAPHING PARABOLAS WORKSHEET
This worksheet contains ten problems to give students plenty of practice at graphing parabolas. An answer sheet is included to guide students step-by-step through each problem.
PARABOLAS & ZEROS WORKSHEET
This is an excellent way to give students practice factoring and graphing parabolas simultaneously. Students can actually see a purpose in factoring as they plot their solutions on the graph and connect these points with the rest of the parabola. All zeros are integers and fit easily on the graph. 10 problems with answer sheet.
SOLVE BY GRAPHING & FACTORING WORKSHEETS
Two additional worksheets similar to the above worksheet. 5 problems each, with answer sheet.
This activity gives students the opportunity to practice in pairs. Although both students are doing different problems, they will both get the same answer to each problem. This is an amazing way to ensure that everyone in the room understands material.
Everyone’s favorite quiz game includes a game board that keeps track of which questions have already been used. This is a great way to review solving simple quadratic equations, quadratic formula, and graphing parabolic equations and inequalities.
Like Maze, this review gets students out of their seats and working together in small teams. This activity contains more of a fantasy element with some great graphics. This asks deeper, more “common core” questions than Jeopardy and covers the entire quadratics unit.
Like NumeriQuest, this reviews the entire quadratics unit and asks challenging, but not too challenging, questions. This out-of-your-seat, small group activity has students solving problems in order to obtain alibis for people, places, and mathematical “weapons” so they can solve a crime.