Graph quadratic functions

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SWBAT graph quadratic equations.

Big Idea

Get students to use the axis of symmetry to graph quadratic functions.


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.


This unit moves fairly quickly, and so the warm-up questions are useful times to review and consolidate student understanding.

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Tonight's homework offers students a mixed set of challenging problems. The answers are provided so that students can check their work at home: 

HW155 Graph quadratic functions