Students will graph a quadratic equation that models a real world problem. They will be given an equation that models the height of a football after it has been kicked. They will need to determine if the football can reach a specified height. Students may answer the questions in several different ways.
Before the Activity
Download the attached .doc and .tns files and read through the activity. One of the files demonstrates expected student results.
During the Activity
Discuss the material from the activity pages as needed.
After the Activity
Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.