Tale of the Tape

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How can baseball and skeet-shooting be modeled mathematically? Sports lovers and young mathematicians learn how to use quadratic equations and systems of equations to model the flight paths of various objects.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members work in pairs
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes learners have some familiarity with quadratic functions and systems of equations
Pros

  • Resource includes teacher's guide, student worksheet, and possible solutions
  • Activity allows students to develop their own models
Cons

  • Skeet shooting might be unfamiliar to some