Education Technology

Parabolic Applications

Published on 11/19/2005

Activity Overview

Students will analyze a parabola graphed from word problems. Students will use the calculator to find the roots and vertex of the graph to answer questions based on the word problems.

Before the Activity

Students should already know how to graph quadratics. It helps if they are taught to find the roots and vertex one day and then do the word problems the next.

During the Activity

Follow lesson plan if desire. Example questions and answers provided.

After the Activity

Independent practice sheets with answers. StudyCards and LearningCheck are optional.