I decided that a card sort was the perfect method to introduce my Algebra 2 students to the vertex form of a quadratic. My sweet husband even offered to create the card sort for me. He’s currently in grad school, and I think he misses creating classroom activities.
Students are given cards featuring six graphs of quadratics, six equations in vertex form, and six descriptions of the transformations needed to form the graph from the parent quadratic function.
Here is a close-up of the cards Shaun created.
Free Download of Vertex Form of a Quadratic Card Sort Activity
Shaun has shared the file to download this card sort activity on his blog for free.
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