Raytown Building Parabolas
Hello students! The purpose of this applet is to familiarize you with the parabola. Your goal is to place the vertex of the parabola in the green circle, and, having accomplished this, to place on leg of the parabola in the red circle. There is text (words that show up) that will alert you to sufficient manipulation of the parameters (when you are close enough, it will let you know). Try this a couple of times.
Once you can describe what a, h, and k do to the parabola you can let me know, and we will get you set up with everything you need to write a short description. The description should have at least two sentences for a, h, and k each and be a minimum of 120 words. Alternatively, you may make a picture (diagram) with words that shows the effects of manipulating (changing) these parameters (a, h, and k ). Either way, the goal of these projects is to inform a layperson (someone not in our class) about the effects of these parameters. (This is also probably how they might be graded)