## Reflection: Intervention and Extension Properties of Parabolas Day 1 of 2 - Section 2: Investigation

Next time I teach this lesson, I might create a graphic organizer for students who are struggling to determine the effects of "a."  Because "a" both widens and narrows the parabola and can flip it upside down, I might have students keep track of each change as they see it.  That is, for each different value of "a" that they examine, I might have the write alongside it what the resulting change is (as compared to y = x^2) on the parabola.  Then students could refer to this organizer later when they are looking at the effects of a, h, and k all at once.

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# Properties of Parabolas Day 1 of 2

Lesson 4 of 18

## Big Idea: Students use technology to explore the relationship between changes in the parameter a in y = a*x^2 and the corresponding changes in the graph.

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