Students can discover the various transformations of quadratic functions through variations of Vertex Form. This is intended to be a discovery activity utilizing graphing calculators and coming up with conclusions.
Students use spaghetti to create triangles. They will discover the triangle inequality theorem by exploring which lengths of spaghetti make triangles. Students easily found the theorem within a 50 minute class period (took 35 minutes). I warned
Students work in partners, taking turns as the "Sage" and "Scribe". The Sage tells the Scribe how to solve the problem, who writes it down, and may correct or question the Sage. Then, they switch. Allows for cooperative learning and students
Equation, Inequality, Quadratic, Absolute Value, Functions, integrated into a short arts worksheet. Students must graph all inequalities or equations before coming up with a design to fit the coordinate plane.