This product includes three different graphic organizer pages to help students make quick sketches of quadratic functions. The pages may also be used to record their work and results of matching quadratic functions (equations) with their graphs. The teacher may decide which one to use.
All of the ways provide scaffolding for students while they are learning about quadratic functions. For each way, the students receive a set of graphs that match to the quadratic equations given.
One graphic organizer page gives students a workspace for 8 different quadratic equations. In each workspace, the student records the equation, whether the parabola opens up or down, and calculations for determining the vertex.
Another graphic organizer page is designed to do the same as the first one described (workspace for 8 different quadratic equations), but may be printed back-to-back and cut in half to conserve paper. Optionally, the equations may be recorded on another sheet of paper with the matching graphs pasted next to them.
The last graphic organizer page provides workspace for 4 quadratic equations on one side, and it includes coordinate planes so the students may sketch the graphs next to the calculations.
The quadratic equations and graphs are not included with this product, but may be found from other sellers on TpT, on the internet, or from a textbook.
The students may work individually or in small groups of 2 to 4 members. I recommend giving students several (e.g. 8) different quadratic equations and several (e.g. 8) corresponding graphs, preferably on cards so the students work on the equations randomly.
This product was created by Susan M. Walker.