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Curve Ball

Learners explore the concept of parabolas by collecting quadratic data on a bouncing ball as it is falling using a motion detector. They plot the data and determine the equation of the quadratic in vertex form, then determine the values of H and K.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 9th
Subjects
Math
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
1997
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