I began the class today by taking up any questions the students had from yesterday’s homework (Page 47 – 49 # 1 & 7). After taking up the homework questions, I then moved on to an activity I had planned for the students. I gave the students a worksheet titled “Properties of a Parabola” and then paired the students into groups. I then assigned each group a question or two to work on from the sheet. The students were to complete the chart on the “Properties of a Parabola” sheet (the ones they were assigned) and then had to graph the quadratic function in vertex form using the “Step Pattern” on the graph paper I provided for them (we learned “Step Pattern” in yesterday’s class). Once each group finished, I then came over to take a picture of their work with the Ipad and then we took it up on the digital projector as a class. After the activity, I then gave the students a worksheet titled “Graphing Using the Step Pattern Worksheet” to work on. I then assigned some homework for the students to work on for the remainder of the period (page 68 & 69 #6 – 9).
Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.
Sept 18 – Properties of a Parabola Worksheet (blank sheet)
Sept 18 – Properties of a Parabola Worksheet Answers
Properties of a Parabola (these are the pictures I took of students’ graphs using the Ipad for each of the questions from the worksheet)
Sept 18 – Graphing Using the Step Pattern Worksheet (blank sheet)
Graphing Using the Step Pattern Worksheet Answers (this is a picture I took with the Ipad of the verified answers of one of the students)