Parabolas

Students find equations of parabolas in real world scenarios.  In this finding equations of parabolas in real world scenarios lesson, students find the equations of parabolas of US landmarks.  Students put a grid on landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge or Grandfather Mountain to determine their quadratic equation.

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Resource Details

Grade
11th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2002
Usage Permissions
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