See how well you understand function expressions by trying to match your function graph to a generated graph. Choose from several function types or select random and let the computer choose. This activity is on NCTM platform.
After exploring and matching the expressions to the graphs, move on to the next exploration about the coefficients and the constants of quadratic functions. Pay close attention to what \(a\), \(b\) and \(c\) do and what effect they have on a parabola. Don’t be shy, even try the wild side with negative coefficients and constant.
What did you determine about \(a\), \(b\) and \(c\) and how they effect a parabola? Let’s see if you are on the right track.