Five Representations

by Henri Picciotto

This can serve as an assessment of many connected understandings.
Activities leading up to this can be found in these locations:
Section 3 of Algebra Lab Gear: Algebra 1 (or other Lab Gear materials)
Chapter 5 of Algebra: Themes, Tools, Concepts
Constant Sums, Constant Products
Parabolas and Quadratics

Explain the connections between these representations of the same trinomial.


formula, graph


Lab Gear, sum and product

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Make images for your own x2+bx+c trinomial:
Lab Gear figure
Sum and product graphs
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Related pages on this site:
Geometry-Graphing Connection
Algebra: Themes, Tools, Concepts
Parabolas and Quadratics
The Lab Gear
Constant Sums, Constant Products