Exploring Parabolas
Activity I Note: The Java applet will open in a separate window. Arrange your browser windows so that the applet and the student page can be easily viewed. The following equations are displayed on the the green graph:
Match the correct quadratic equation to the matching parabola.
As you are matching the graphs to the equations, the following questions may help prompt your thinking. Questions:
Once you have matched the equations to the corresponding graphs, your next task is to find the coordinates on the blue graph that control the location of any of the given parabolas. Questions:
Activity II Note: The Java applet will open in a separate window. Arrange your browser windows so that the applet and the student page can be easily viewed. Questions:
Assessment: Generalize what you observed as you worked with the equations, the factored form, the roots, the graphs, and the coordinates (a, b). 
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