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Insights Into Algebra 1 - Teaching For Learning
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Workshop 4 Quadratic Functions Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans:

Introduction

Lesson Plan 1: Up, Down, Right, Left - Function Families

Lesson Plan 2: Bouncing Ball - Function Families
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Introduction

Lesson Plan 1: Up, Down, Right, Left - Function Families

lesson intro This lesson requires students to explore quadratic functions by examining the family of functions described by y = a (x - h)2 + k. This lesson plan is based on the activity Tremain Nelson used in the video for Part I of this workshop.
Lesson Plan 2: Bouncing Ball - Function Families

lesson intro bottom In this lesson, students explore quadratic functions by using a motion detector known as a Calculator Based Ranger (CBR) to examine the heights of the different bounces of a ball. Students will represent each bounce with a quadratic function of the form
y = a (x - h)2 + k. This lesson plan is based on the activity Tremain Nelson uses in the video for Part II of this workshop.

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