Students will exploring how chaning the equation of a parabola on Desmos.com will give you similar graphs. These equations are all in vertex form and will ask students to determine the vertex of each equation. Students will all be asked to graph each of the equations in the families as well. Original worksheet created by Curt Sauer.
This exploration can be done in class near the beginning of a ...
This exploration can be done in class near the beginning of a unit on graphing parabolas. Students need to be familiar with intercepts, and need to know what the vertex is.