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McDougal Littell Algebra 1: Graphing Quadratic Curves of Best Fit

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

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

Students will:

  • 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


  • Directions:
  • 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.