Category Archives: Quadratic Functions

This category will follow up with what students have learned regarding factoring trinomials, but add in the component of graphing. Students will find the axis of symmetry, the zeros (or roots) of the function, idendify the vertex point, and determine if the function has a maximum or minimum point.

Quadratic Equation Card Sort

I’m so happy I follow @Maths_Masters on Twitter! Such wonderful resources! I must share this one with my algebra teachers.

Quadratic Equations – The Main Ideas.

Better yet, give students the Group 1 through 5 titles from the card sort first and see if they can generate facts for each of them while working in groups of 3 or 4 first. After they have exhausted their knowledge, provide them with the card sort to work out. Finally, have the students, still within their small groups, compare what they came up with with this card sort. While students may not be able to generate all of the facts on their own, nor be able to word their facts as succinctly, the ownership students will experience when they connect what they wrote to the facts on the cards will be immeasurable.

Thank you William Emeny at http://www.greatmathsteachingideas.com/ !

Quadratics Test

This is a test I gave my algebra honor students. Students multiply two binomials; factor trinomials, with and with factoring out the greatest common factor first; solving quadratic equations, graphing quadratic functions; and answer true and false questions pertaining to quadratic functions and their graphs.

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