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Understand characteristics of a quadratic equation by graphing transformations of the parent function f(x) = ax^2

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-BF.B.3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSF/BF/B/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-IF.C.7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/HSF/IF/C/7
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7

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Big Ideas: The graph of any quadratic function is a transformation of the parent function f(x) =x^2. Understand that the vertex of a parabola is the minimum or maximum value for the function. This lesson will introduce students to the parent function of a quadratic f(x)= x^2. Students will identify the parts of a parabola and explore the effects of changing the a-value parent graph f(x)= ax^2. Translations with the vertex will be done in the next lesson. Vocabulary: parabola, function, quadratic function, vertex form, axis of symmetry, vertex of the parabola, minimum value, maximum value Special Materials: Graphing Calculators (optional) Tablets (optional) https://www.desmos.com/calculator