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Prodigious! Quadratics and Free Fall Motion

Published on 08/25/2005

Activity Overview

Uses the movie "October Sky" as an introduction to the study of free fall motion functions.
Acts a summation activity to a quadratic unit in Algebra

  • Solve quadratic equations by graphing, factoring, and the quadratic formula.
  • Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary