Lesson Plan 1: Up, Down, Right, Left - Function Families
This lesson requires students to explore quadratic functions by examining the family of functions described by y = a (x - h)2 + k. This lesson plan is based on the activity Tremain Nelson used in the video for Part I of this workshop.
Two 50-minute periods
Students will be able to:
Describe how changing the values of a, h, and k in the equation y = a (x - h)2 + k affects the graphical shape of the parabola and its position on the coordinate grid.