Symmetry Student Task

SWBAT (Student will be able to) identify 4 out of 5 times a parabola’s axis of symmetry when graphing quadratics.

Techer will use Geogebra to graph a couple of quadratics, showing the parabola’s axis of symmetry both times.

Teacher will graph a couple of quadratics on whiteboard, showing axis of symmetry.

Teacher and students will go through this together–teacher will cold call on students to both help graph quadratic and show axis of symmetry.

Students will work several exercises on their own while the teacher circulates checking for understanding.

At the end of the task/lesson, students will complete an “exit slip” which will be used to assess mastery of the lesson.

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2 Responses to Symmetry Student Task

  1. ajw0812 says:

    This is a great lesson plan on AOS. I would like to suggest adding to the introduction a short piece on the application of parabolas in real life. Examples are bridges, the arch of a foot, lots of sports application like kicking a soccer ball, throwing a football, etc.

    The following site has some great applets showing the use of parabolas and quadratic equations to determine valuable information in real life situations:

    http://www.mathwarehouse.com/geometry/parabola/real-world-application.php

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