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Review Graphing Parabolas & Circles

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students review how to graph parabolas. They practice graphing two different parabolas using the vertex and table method. They solve problems related to graphing circles, determining the radius and the center.
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Graphing Parabolas and Circles

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students graph parabolas and circles. In this algebra lesson, students create a table of values and graph the coordinate pairs to create a graph. They graph a circle using the radius and center.
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Algebra 3-4 Review - 1st semester Algebra 3-4 Review; 1st Semester

For Students 10th - 12th
This worksheet is aimed at a first semester review of a second year of algebra course.  It includes a wide variety of problems. Specifically, there are problems using matrices, simplifying rational expressions, simplifying radical...
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Are All Parabolas Congruent?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Augment a unit on parabolas with an instructive math activity. Pupils graph parabolas by examining the relationship between the focus and directrix. 
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Graphing Parabolas

For Students 10th
In this graphing parabolas learning exercise, 10th graders solve 10 different problems that include graphing various parabolas using the given information. First, they determine the equation of the axis of symmetry for a parabola with a...
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Graphing Parabolas

For Students 9th
In this graphing parabolas learning exercise, 9th graders solve and complete 16 different types of problems. First, they describe how the graph of each function differs from the graph of the parent function. Then, students determine the...
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Graphing Parabolas

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore graphing quadratic functions by writing them in vertex form. Learners use their skills of completing the square to rewrite standard form in vertex form. They recognize key features in the equation and transfer them to the graph,...
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End-of-Module Assessment Task - Algebra 2 (Module 1)

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
A series of assessment tasks require learners to process information and communicate solutions. Topics include graphing parabolas, solving linear-quadratic systems, factoring polynomials, and solving polynomial equations. 
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Exploring the Vertex Form of the Quadratic Equation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of quadratic equations.  In this quadratic equations lesson, students graph parabolas on their calculator and determine the vertex form of the function given the graph.  Students examine the vertex of the...
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Bouncing Ball : Function Families

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A bouncing ball serves as more than entertainment when learning to apply quadratic functions to real-world events. This is the second of a two-part lesson, which can also be accessed from the website. The instructions say to measure the...
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Conic Identification 3

For Students 10th - 12th
This is the last of three well-done videos on identifying and graphing conic sections from an equation. Here, Sal shows graphing a circle, not centered at the origin, and a parabola that opens downward.
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Focus and Directrix of a Parabola 2

For Students 10th - 12th
Continuing from a previous video, Sal takes the discussion of the focus and directrix of parabola further. Given the parabola, y=x2, he derives the focus and directrix by matching parts of the equation he found earlier. He then, comes up...
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Focus and Directrix of a Parabola 2

For Students 10th - 12th
Continuing from a previous video, Sal takes the discussion of the focus and directrix of parabola further. Given the parabola, y=x2, he derives the focus and directrix by matching parts of the equation he found earlier. He then, comes up...
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Conic Identification 3

For Students 10th - 12th
This is the last of three well-done videos on identifying and graphing conic sections from an equation. Here, Sal shows graphing a circle, not centered at the origin, and a parabola that opens downward.
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Quadratic Formula

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This worksheet is part of the TI-Nspire lesson on the quadratic formula. Pupils determine the solutions of a quadratic function by looking at a graph and the discriminant. They use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic functions on...
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Exploring the Vertex From of the Quadratic Function

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Investigate quadratic functions in vertex form in this algebra lesson plan. Explore the vertex form of the parabola and discover how the vertex, direction, minimun or maximum value, and the width of the parabola can be determined by the...
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Properties of Parabolas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the properties of parabolas in this lesson. Construct a parabola given a focus and a directrix on the Ti-Nspire. Write equations of parabolas in vertex form and determine the a value of a parabola given a focus and directrix.
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Zero Product Property And Quadratics

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
In this quadratics learning exercise, students identify and solve 24 different problems and graphs that include using the Zero Product Property to complete. First, they define the Zero Product Property and its relation to quadratic...
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Representing Quadratic Functions Graphically

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sometimes being different is an advantage. An engaging activity has scholars match cards with quadratic functions in various forms. Along the way, they learn about how each form highlights key features of quadratic functions.
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Writing Equations of Parabolas in Vertex Form

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils use their knowledge of the vertex form of a quadratic equation to graph parabolas using a graphing calculator, given a specific move to make. this lesson may be used as a review or as extra practice, in groups or individually.
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Up, Down, Right, Left - Function Families

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore quadratic functions. In this function family worksheet, students examine the quadratic function and the family of functions. They identify the affects of the shape of the parabola and its position on the coordinate...
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Bouncing Ball

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students graph scatter plots and interpret a quadratic function using TI-Nspire calculator. They also apply the vertex form of a quadratic equation and calculate the maximum value of a parabola. Finally, students identify and interpret...
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Bouncing Ball

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students collect height versus time data of a bouncing ball using the CBR 2™ data collection device. Using a quadratic equation they graph scatter plots, graph and interpret a quadratic function, apply the vertex form of a quadratic...
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Exploring Quadratic Graphs - Concept

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Show your class how to use properties to make graphing easier with a resource that explores the graphs of quadratics. Using tables to determine the points to graph, pupils discover the symmetry of parabolas in order to short cut the...

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