Equation Grapher: Sketching Linear and Parabolic Graphs (Inquiry Based)

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Published on 2011 March 8th

This is a set of two inquiry based activities to help students with sketching graphs. Learning Goals for the first lesson: Students will be able to: Sketch how the graph of a line changes as b and c vary (y=bx + c) Predict how a line graph will look given an equation in other forms. Learning Goals for the second lesson: Students will be able to: Sketch how a parabola changes as a, b, and c vary (y=ax2 + bx + c). Predict how a parabolic graph will look given equations in other forms.

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 6
Patterns and Algebra
Educators, Learners
Defines a variable in an algebraic expression and equation

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PhET Interactive Simulations University of Colorado http://phet.colorado.edu.

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