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Title Quadratic Transformations (Vertex form)
Description Students will explore quadratic transformations by changing a, h, and k values using vertex form. Students will understand that "a" changes a parabola's concavity and (h, k) is the vertex. This is an intro to vertex form so rational "a"-values are not explored, nor is scaling.
Subject Mathematics
Level High School
Type Guided Activity
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords concavity, quadratic, scale, transformation, vertex
Simulation(s) Graphing Quadratics (HTML5)


Author(s) Jennifer Moeller, Kevin Stirling
Contact Email jennifer.moeller@bvsd.org, kevin.stirling@bvsd.org
School / Organization Boulder Valley School District
Date submitted 6/5/19
Date updated 6/5/19