Lesson 17

Parameters and Graphs

These materials, when encountered before Algebra 1, Unit 6, Lesson 17 support success in that lesson.

Lesson Narrative

In preparation for the associated Algebra 1 lesson, this lesson is focused on generating and practicing informal language used to describe transformations of a graph. Students have opportunities to describe changes to a graph in a way that makes sense for them, and opportunities to make their language . more precise (MP6). This will enable students to have this language at the ready. They also spend more time drawing connections between transformed graphs and their equations.

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Analyze how a change in each parameter of the function changes the graph.
  • Graph quadratic functions given in vertex form.

Student Facing

  • Let’s talk about moving graphs around the plane.

Required Materials

CCSS Standards

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