This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x^0 (i.e., the constant, c) on the vertex of a parabola where a and b are arbitrarily fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

- Subject:
- Mathematics
- Material Type:
- Activity/Lab
- Assessment
- Provider:
- Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
- Provider Set:
- Pedagogy in Action
- Starting Point (SERC)
- Author:
- James J. Rutledge
- Date Added:
- 08/28/2012