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TAKS Activities - Objective 5: Quadratic Functions

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Ad1(D) For problem situations, the student analyzes graphs of quadratic functions and draws conclusions

Before the Activity

If you are using the TI-Navigator System with the TI-73 you will need the attached .pdf file.
The quadratic function h(t)=-16t?+vt+h can be used to model the path of a ball thrown vertically with an initial velocity of v ft/sec from an initial height h. Use your handheld grapher to analyze the path of the ball and to answer the accompanying questions.

During the Activity

After collecting the data from students, a spreadsheet may be used to perform all the calculations at once (see attached samples).