Introduction to quadratic functions

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SWBAT understand the basics of a quadratic function.

Big Idea

Basketball shots and parabolas - quadratic functions! Hook students into quadratic functions with this introductory lesson.


10 minutes

Each day, students complete a Warmup that usually consists of spiraling the previous day's material, in addition to older material.  Warm-up problems also sometimes extend lessons that students have encountered before to more unfamiliar contexts.

I often use a "mixtape" approach that pushes the kids to see/review multiple types of problems - the cumulative effect of which can be really powerful.

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Tonight's Homework is Introduction to quadratic functions, an assignment which reviews the content of today's lesson.