This is a quadratic function activity that I used to review the quadratic function in vertex form.
The program has sliders that allow students to move a quadratic function to match the shape of a bridge.
I made the document a read only document, so changes will not be saved on the student handhelds.
This was a good activity that my students were able to work through and understand what they were doing with minimal assistance after I got them started with the first slide.
Some students accidently deleted the sliders. I had them close the program and re-open and that seemed to reslove the problem. It is a good idea to show them how to use the arrows on the sliders rather than trying to type in values.
This lesson provided good discussions and a good summary of vertex form.
I revise the student page every time I use the lesson. I have just posted the latest revision.