Reflection: Backwards Planning Graphing Quadratic Equations (Day 1 of 2) - Section 2: Guided Notes + Practice


In this lesson students go from sketching quadratics to graphing them. It is important to highlight the difference between the two.  Although the only additional pieces of information they need to calculate is the vertex point, that one additional point allows them to draw an accurate graph because they now know the turning point of the parabola.  Pointing that out to students helps them understand the importance of the vertex.  In this lesson, the students spent a lot of time working on challenging problems.If you have a class that struggles to stay focused during independent practice it may be necessary to it up with another activity or bring it back to whole group to occasionally review problems.

  Backwards Planning: Fine-Tuning
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Graphing Quadratic Equations (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 9: Quadratics
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT graph quadratic functions on a coordinate plane.

Big Idea: Students will use intercepts, roots, and lines of symmetry to graph quadratic functions.

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