Algebra I: Model Falling Objects

This Algebra I: Model Falling Objects assessment also includes:

Don't drop the ball on using a great resource. Scholars use provided data to graph the height of a dropped ball during one of its bounces. This graph and the data provide a means to create a quadratic equation for the relationship between height and time.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with a science teacher to actually perform the experiment in the task
Classroom Considerations

  • You can decide whether to let students use a graphing program and/or calculator 
  • Learners must have experience with writing quadratic functions from tables
Pros

  • Worksheet gives a coordinate grid to plot the graph
  • Rubric provides a sample response for a top score
Cons

  • Given data does not seem to account for gravitational constant