On Monday we worked through a quadratic visual pattern with blocks (blog post here), and so today we tried a harder one, again with linking cubes. Here’s a summary of their work:
My students used Desmos to find the equation since doing so algebraically is not in the 2P curriculum. In fact, determining the equation for a quadratic relation isn’t required in 2P at all, but since Desmos makes it so easy, we do it! I recreated their work in Desmos for the image in the summary above, but the blackboard work is theirs.
I think it’s time to clean my boards 😉
My files can be found here.
– Laura Wheeler (Teacher @ Ridgemont High School, OCDSB; Ottawa, ON)