In this activity, students will:
- State the vertex of parabolas given the equations in vertex form.
- Complete table of values using their graphing calculator.
- Graph all parabolas by hand on a coordinate plane (included) to create a rainbow.
- Color the rainbow according to the directions.
- Make a conclusion about how the "a" term of the parabola affects the graph.
There are seven parabolic functions for students to graph.