Introduction to quadratic functions

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Objective

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.

Warm-up

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.

Play of the Day

40 minutes

Huddle

10 minutes

Homework

15 minutes

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