Graphing quadratics is an important component in Algebra. I’m always happy to find new ideas for making it better for students to understand. Here are some ideas for making it less stressful for you!
6 Ideas for Teaching Graphing Quadratics
Graphing Quadratics Geogebra Activity– These interactive slides on GeoGebra are a fantastic visual for students to see how the graphs are affected by the values of a, b, and c…in standard, vertex, and intercept form no less!
Graphing Quadratics ENTIRE Unit Mini Formative Assessments-These assessments are just 5 questions each, so they’re perfect for using as a homework check, ticket out the door/exit ticket, or combined for a test review. Included in the bundle of 11 Google Forms is graphing in intercept, vertex, and standard forms.
Use these videos for ready-made instruction-Tutoring videos for graphing standard, vertex, and intercept form. The videos on this channel are designed for students who struggle with math or think they’re bad at math.😊 Great for flipping your classroom or just times when you need an example taught by a different teacher than yourself.
Graphing Quadratics in Vertex Form Desmos Lesson-This could become the lesson you use to teach graphing quadratics in vertex form. The lesson is designed for some discovery time using sliders on the graphs, for instance…as well as opportunity for discussion of ideas about what conclusions students are drawing.
12 Question Graphing From Intercept Form Task Cards-I love how this activity has students graph the function and then answer a question using the graph.
Graphing Quadratics Review with Self-Checking Activities-This Desmos activity could be used as part of your test review or as a formative assessment during the unit. I love how the card sorts are followed by a “check to see how you’re doing” type of button. For example, it will tell you if you if you have less than half of the answers correct.
I hope you’ve found some new resources for your Graphing Quadratics Unit!
You’ve got this!