## Lesson 12.5 - Investigating the Vertex of a Quadratic Function

**Essential Question(s):**

Explain the characteristics of the vertex and axis of symmetry of a quadratic function.

**Follow the steps to complete your notes and review the content.**

**STEP 1: Preparation**

__Title__your spiral with the heading above,

__copy__the essential question(s), and draw your border line for the Cornell notes.

**STEP 2: Textbook**

__Answer__the follow questions by using your workbook.

__Read__more than enough to ensure a complete answer to the question.

Following a

__Cornell notes format__, the questions should be written in the left-hand column and with the answers to the right of the question.

Make sure to

__write enough to answer the question__.

__Problem 2__

- What is the vertex of a quadratic function? (896)
- What is the axis of symmetry of a quadratic function? (896)
- What do you notice about the y-coordinates of symmetric points on the graph? (897)
- What do you notice about the x-coordinates of symmetric points on the graph? (897)

__Chapter Summary__

- How is the axis of symmetry related to the x-intercepts of the quadratic function? (934)
- How is the axis of symmetry related to the vertex? (934)
- How is the axis of symmetry related to any two symmetric points of the quadratic function? (934)

**STEP 3: Cognitive Tutor spiral**

__Copy__down diagrams, expressions, and other essential work

__from problems that help illustrate the topic(s) covered__.

Make sure to

__address__the question(s) below.

__Be selective__with what you choose to copy down.

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**STEP 4: Self-check**

Perform a self-check after the lesson is completed in class by asking yourself the following question:

*"Can you*

__answer__the essential question(s)__completely__?"- Yes? Awesome job! You took
__effective notes__, and__paid attention__. You are on your way to success! :D - No? Ok. We all have struggles.
__Determine__why you said no, r__evise__your notes and self-check again.__Do not get discouraged__.