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Bouncing Ball : Function Families

A bouncing ball serves as more than entertainment when learning to apply quadratic functions to real-world events. This is the second of a two-part lesson, which can also be accessed from the website. The instructions say to measure the relative height of the bouncing ball with a Calculator Based Ranger (CBR); however, an approximation with a yardstick would work as well. After determining the quadratic function, partners graph parabolas and identify the values of the equation.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 12th
Subjects
Algebra I
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
4 days
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Ed Software
Included Materials
  • Project