Lesson 16
Graphing from the Vertex Form
These materials, when encountered before Algebra 1, Unit 6, Lesson 16 support success in that lesson.
Lesson Narrative
This lesson prepares students for a few things they will be asked to do in the associated Algebra 1 lesson: evaluating quadratic functions in vertex form for various inputs, extracting the coordinates of the vertex of a graph from vertex form of the associated quadratic function, and reasoning about whether the vertex corresponds to a maximum or a minimum value of the function.
Learning Goals
Teacher Facing
 Evaluate quadratic functions given in vertex form and notice patterns in the outputs.
 Identify the vertex of the graph of a quadratic function.
 Use given tables of values to sketch graphs of quadratic functions.
Student Facing
 Let’s use vertex form to reason about a graph.
CCSS Standards
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