Lesson Plan

# Transformations of Quadratic Functions in Standard and Vertex Form

Students will use their knowledge of transformations to create a fireworks display on a graphing calculator
Melissa S.
Classroom teacher
Novi High School
Novi, United States
My Subjects Math
Objectives

Students will be able to... Describe the effects on a graph by changing the a, b and c values of a quadratic equation written in standard form and the h and k values of a quadratic equation written in vertex form.

HSF-BF.B.3. Identify the effect on the graph of replacing f(x) by f(x) + k, k f(x), f(kx), and f(x + k)

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Math

#### 1 Independent Practice

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Using a graphing calculator, students will create 3 parabolas of various heights and widths by altering the a, b and c values of the equations and 3 parabolas by altering the h and k values.  The students will follow the questions that correspond with the activity to help them think of the best equations to use.

#### 2 Direct Instruction

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