Algebra 1 Semester B: Properties of Quadratic Functions
`Factoring can be the bane of any Algebra 1 class. In this module, you will learn how to introduce quadratic functions to your students using multiple representations of quadratic functions to build their understanding of patterns as well as strategies to help make factoring stick.
Teachers will understand that quadratic functions have several defining features, including symmetry, vertices, and roots
Teachers will learn how to transform quadratic functions in order to represent quadratic functions graphically, algebraically, numerically, or descriptively.
Teachers will learn how to factor and why that is useful for quadratic functions.
Teachers will be able to correctly graph quadratic functions.
Teachers will be able to anticipate the graphical representation of a function based on the algebraic expression of a quadratic function
Teachers will be able to factor a quadratic function.
Teachers will believe that conceptual understanding of mathematical topics is a pre-requisite of enduring academic achievement.
Teachers will believe that introducing patterns of quadratic properties through inquiry and problem-solving is essential to impart a deep understanding of how quadratics function.
Teachers will believe that situating mathematical content within a context that is both meaningful and relevant to students is essential for students to be able to engage deeply in meaning making with content.