Lauren Fulton Math

Graphing Quadratic Functions Activity: Key Features of Standard and Vertex Form


Looking for a highly engaging Key Features of Quadratic Graphs Activity for your Algebra students? This self-checking graphing quadratic functions game is unlike anything your students have seen before and includes an animated story with alternate endings!

In this Adventurous Joe activity, Joe loses his wallet in the middle of the ocean. Students must correctly identify the key features of quadratic graphs and match equations to graphs to help Joe find his wallet!

Problem types include: Matching quadratic graphs to their equations in standard and vertex form, and identifying key features of the graphs of quadratic functions.

❤️Why Students & Teachers LOVE this Resource❤️

  • Self-Checking. If students answer the questions correctly, Joe makes it out of his sticky situation. If they make a wrong turn, his adventure turns sour!
  • Engaging. The ONLY math product on TpT (that I can find) with an animated video story to accompany the activity.
  • No Prep. Just print & go!
  • Versatile. Choose to watch the videos as a class, or use the QR codes & have students work independently.


Included in this Product

  • Animated Video Story w/ Alternate Endings
  • 15 Task Cards w/ Variety of Problem Types
  • 1 Adventure Maze (black/white & color options)
  • Student Recording Sheets
  • Answer Keys
Total Pages: 1 Animated Video, 15 Task Cards, 1 Student Maze
Answer Key: Included
Teaching Duration: 45 minutes

This product aligns to CCSS HSF-IF.C.7 & HSF-IF.C.7a