This Graphing Calculator activity is from McDougal Littell Algebra 1, Lesson 9.3: Graphing Quadratic Curves of Best Fit. Students will find the best-fit quadratic model for the given points.
Before the Activity
Review the activity PDF file.
Make copies of the activity PDF file for your class.
During the Activity
Find the best-fit quadratic model for the given points
If you have access to the TI data collection technology, collect data for three different falling objects and find the quadratic model for the height of each object
Distribute the student activity sheets
Follow the procedures as outlined
After the Activity
As a class, review student answers, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.