Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Graphing Functions: Lines, Quadratics, Square and Cube Roots (and Absolute Values) - Section 2: Graphing Quadratics


After completing the Entry Ticket, students work in groups to practice the skill of graphing quadratic functions. I typically provide students with examples to graph from Kuta Software. 

In terms of how students graph the functions, I try to give students options to choose tools and technology strategically, in line with Math Practice 4. For example, students can use the TI NSpire applications on the classroom iPads and screen shot a picture of the function and table that they create. Alternatively, some students learn about structures and relationships between graphs and equations by graphing by hand. 

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Technology for Deeper Understanding
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Graphing Functions: Lines, Quadratics, Square and Cube Roots (and Absolute Values)

Unit 7: Interpret and Build Quadratic Functions and Equations
Lesson 5 of 13

Objective: SWBAT graph linear and quadratic functions and show intercept and critical points (maximum and minimum). SWBAT graph square root, cube root, step functions and absolute values and compare different types of functions.

Big Idea: Students learn to graph different types of functions AND compare and contrast key features of families of functions!

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