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Rolling ball

Eleventh graders explore parabolic functions.  In this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders investigate the motion of a ball rolling down a ramp of various inclines.  This motion creates a family of curves which can be modeled by a series of quadratic equations. 

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Resource Details

Grade
11th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2004
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