Rainbows, Bridges & Weather, Oh My!

Explore how real-world applications can be parabolic in nature and how to find quadratic functions that best fit data. A number of different examples of modeling parabolas are explored including a student scavenger hunt, the exploration of various arches and bridges, plotting average city high temperatures, and timing the water level of a container with a small leak. Note: Certain web links noted on Richmond bridge and USA Today weather need to be updated. 

10th - 12th Math 14 Views 23 Downloads
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