End behavior "discovery" intro - start with a basic introduction to vocabulary (degree, leading coefficient). Give each group a copy of the first page to cut out and sort based on the degree and leading coefficient. We'll then compare the end behavior of the graphs in each group to come up with the "rules" for polynomial end behavior.
Use this review to help students understand the different aspects of quadratic functions. Transformations, roots, zeros, line of symmetry, vertex, minimum and maximum points can be easily referenced by students. Your students will love it!