How a Ball Falls

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Discover the power of mathematical modeling using a hands-on activity. Participants collect data on the height, velocity, and time to model the height of a tossed ball over time. Collaborative groups toss a ball and use video analysis as well as a quadratic model to create their functions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Give each group a different type of ball; compare equations and graphs of those equations
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a solid understanding of different types of functions
  • Requires a camera to collect and view video
Pros

  • Includes a worksheet for pupils to follow as they complete the lesson
  • Uses a hands-on approach to studying functions
Cons

  • None