Lesson plan

Identify the degree, leading coefficient, and end behavior of linear and quadratic functions by graphing and using tables

teaches Common Core State Standards MP8 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP8
teaches Common Core State Standards MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7
teaches Common Core State Standards MP1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards HSF-IF.B.4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSF/IF/B/4

Identify the degree, leading coefficient, and end behavior of linear and quadratic functions by graphing and using tables

Big Ideas: The degree indicates the maximum number of possible solutions. The leading coefficient dictates end behavior. This lesson builds on students’ work with quadratic and linear functions. The task asks students to graph various functions and to observe and identify the effects of the degree and the leading coefficient on the shape of the graph. Vocabulary: degree, end behavior, leading coefficient, parent function