In this math activity, students are given a set of equations and are asked to graph the parabolas on the Cartesian plane graph. They should make sure the equations are quadratic first.
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Building a Quadratic Function
Grab a box of toothpicks and build a model of a dog pen in a lesson that introduces quadratic functions. Students work in groups to investigate how the area of a rectangle with a fixed perimeter varies with different lengths and widths....
7th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Graphing Calculator Activity: Non-Linear Functions
In this graphing calculator activity, students observe the steps in using a graphing calculator to figure the coordinates in a non-linear function. Individually, they evaluate given a specified function, create a table, sketch a graph of...
8th - 9th Math
The Math Behind Michael Jordan's Legendary Hang Time
As spectacular of an athlete as he was, even Michael Jordan can't beat gravity. Engage young scholars in exploring the science and math behind this hall-of-famer's amazing leaping ability, and see how things would be different on other...
4 mins 7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
There's Gold in Them There Hills
Need to build a laser fence on Mars? In this cute maximizing-area lesson plan, young explorers pretend to be prospectors on Mars and must determine the best way to use 20 meters of fencing in order to maximize their area. In addition,...
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable