SWBAT determine the axis of symmetry and vertex of a quadratic function.

Don't be so negative, b! Get over 2a. Show students a funny and memorable way to remember the formula for the axis of symmetry.

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. Today's warm-up both reviews the previous day and then reaches back to linear functions and bivariate data for an additional review.

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Tonight's homework challenges students with a number of different applications but a primary emphasis on the Axis of symmetry and the vertex of a parabola.