Students will submit equations in vertex form that will match the roller coaster using activity center. They will also find the intersection point of two roller coasters.
Before the Activity
Students will have already learned the vertex form of quadratic equations.
During the Activity
The activity setting listed here has a roller coaster as a background and will allow the students to submit equations to try and match. You can move the axes to make diffrerent problems. An extension to this activity could be to find out the specific point as to where the cars on the track are located.
After the Activity
Review student results:
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary