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Performance
Radford University

Rocket Quads

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How high will it fly? Pairs build straw rockets and launch them at different angles and determine the height and horizontal distance of the flight path. Teams make conjectures about how the angle affects the measured distances and use...
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Performance
Radford University

Projectile Motion and Quadratic Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Model the flight of a ball. Small groups collect time data for how long it takes to toss a ball between two people. The teacher leads a discussion about projectile motion to get the class thinking about how to calculate the equation of...
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Lesson Plan
Mathalicious

The Fall of Javert

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Falling off a bridge might not sound like your idea of a good math problem, but incorporating the final scene of Les Misérables is sure to spark interest. The goal is to use the time Javert fell off the bridge to determine how high he...
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Lesson Plan
Mathalicious

Out of Left Field

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A baseball trajectory and a parabola seem to make the best pair in real-world quadratic applications. Here is a current baseball resource with questions, discussions, and explorations regarding a quadratic function and home run...
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Curated OER

Parent Functions Review Sheet

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
No laundry or cooking dinner here: these parent functions are all about math. Every graph you could think of from basic linear functions to the hyperbolic arccotangent function are included. With 40 parent functions, the worksheet can be...
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Worksheet
Mt. San Antonio Collage

Quadratic Equations and Their Applications

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Show high schoolers there is more to quadratic functions than just formulas and parabolas. Connect the math to realistic application problems with a resource that has learners consider such situations as a ball hit in the air, the...
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Worksheet
Mt. San Antonio Collage

Test 1: Functions and Their Graphs

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Save the time creating an assessment because these function problems should do the trick. With 10 multi-part questions, they each focus on a different topic including radical, polynomial, linear and piecewise functions. The majority of...
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Worksheet
Mt. San Antonio Collage

Review: Solving Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While there are many types of equations to solve, the main focus here is on quadratics. Starting with a quick review of the different methods, learners are guided through the solving process and are challenged to solve higher level of...
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Handout
Mt. San Antonio Collage

Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Starting with the basics, learners discover the features of a parabola and the ways to accurately graph it. After pupils practice with graphing, the end of the worksheet focuses on application type problems. 
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Worksheet
University of North Texas

Math Exam 1 Review

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Perfect as a review guide, this worksheet provides a range of questions focusing on functions. Topics include composing functions, transformations, domains, and polynomials. Also included are corresponding worksheets focusing on other...
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Lesson Plan
K20 Learn

Family Ties: Exploring Families OF Functions

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
They say it runs in the family. Small groups use a card sorting activity to group graphs of functions into families. After grouping by families, the class develops conclusions for parent functions and create a graphic organizer.
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Lesson Plan
K20 Learn

Transformers Part 1 - Absolute Value and Quadratic Functions: Function Transformations

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Transform your instruction with an exploratory lesson plan! Young scholars manipulate absolute values and quadratic functions to look for transformation patterns. They use the patterns to write general rules of transformations.
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Worksheet
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Flipped Math

Unit 5 Review: Systems of Equations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Activate transformers along with algebra systems. Pupils use 10 problems to review transformations of functions to solve a variety of systems of equations. Individuals identify the types of transformations from an equation along with...
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Instructional Video19:40
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Flipped Math

Transformations of Functions, Pt. 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It is transformational! With the beginning lesson on transformations, pupils learn about vertical and horizontal translations. Scholars see how to graph important points to show the translations and then to write the transformed graph in...
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Worksheet
2
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Flipped Math

Unit 10 Review: Quadratics

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Everything one wanted to know about parabolas in one place. Pupils work 27 problems as a review of the unit on quadratics. Problems range from determining key features of the function and using that information to graph the parabola, to...
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Instructional Video15:36
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Flipped Math

Quadratics in Vertex Form

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
It looks different, but yet the same. Scholars view a video that introduces them to the vertex form for a quadratic equation. Pupils realize that though the equation looks different, its graph is still a parabola, and the key features...
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Instructional Video24:22
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Flipped Math

Intro to Quadratics

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Quadratics need no introduction, but here is one anyway. Learners watch a video that introduces them to quadratics. The pupils learn what a quadratic is, its key features, and how to sketch a graph of the parabola it defines. Then, they...
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Worksheet
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Flipped Math

Unit 8 Review: Functions

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Let's finish a functional review. Pupils work through 31 items to review the concepts learned in Unit 8. Scholars determine whether a mapping is a function and identify the domain and range. Using function notation, individuals then...
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Instructional Video19:38
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Flipped Math

Graphing Functions to Solve Equations

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Intersections become solutions. Scholars watch a video on using a graphing calculator to find the solution to an equation in one variable. While watching the presentation, pupils practice working some of the examples and compare their...
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Performance
Radford University

Maximizing Light Through a Window

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let there be plenty of light. For a perimeter of 10 feet, scholars determine the maximum area of a window composed of a rectangle and a semicircle. They draw diagrams and then write and solve equations to find the height and radius for...
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Performance
Radford University

Discovering Quadratics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get to know quadratics from a couple of different perspectives. Classmates work in small groups to determine the optimal cooking time for microwave popcorn. Group members pop bags of popcorn for different times and collect data on the...
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Performance
Radford University

Saving the US from a Missile Crisis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Mathematically shoot down an incoming missile. Given information about the Cuban Missile Crises, learners calculate the equation of the trajectory of an imaginary missile launched from Cuba toward Washington, D.C. Scholars determine the...
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Performance
Radford University

Modeling Quadratics Basketball Video Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Will he make it? After watching a video of part of a basketball shot, groups create their own videos. Teams record a video of shooting a ball at a hoop and edit it to show only a portion of the shot. Group members determine the equation...
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Performance
Radford University

Regression Analysis Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Don't let your knowledge of regression analysis regress. Pupils take part in three activities to learn about regression curves. They research and collect data to predict how long it will take a basketball to hit the ground, find a...