## Lesson 12.1 - Exploring Quadratic Functions

**Essential Question(s):**

What is a quadratic function?

What does a quadratic function look like?

What absolute values does a quadratic function have and how are they determined?

**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 1__

- What is the standard form (general form) of a quadratic function? (page 859)
- What is the shape of a quadratic function? (page 861)

__Chapter Summary__

- What is the absolute maximum or absolute minimum of a quadratic function? (page 928)

**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__.