Type:

Other

Description:

In this experiment, students collect the height versus time data of a bouncing ball using their graphing calculators. This activity investigates the values of height, time, and the coefficient A in the quadratic equation, Y = A(X - H)2 + K, which describes the behavior of a bouncing ball. They graph scatter plots, graph and interpret a quadratic function, apply the vertex form of a quadratic equation, and calculate the maximum value of a parabola. Teacher notes, detailed instructions on using graphing calculators, and a worksheet with answer key aid in teaching the lesson.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-090,Functions,NSDL,Algebra,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120910143018537T,Grade 9,Graphing techniques,High School,Quadratic,Grade 10,Grade 11,Grade 12,Mathematics,Equations,Vocational/Professional Development Education

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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