Students try to fit a quadratic function to the 200 m world record data using the transformation graphing application.
Before the Activity
Students should have completed an activity that allows them to investigate the role of the parameters in the general form of the equation of the quadratic, y=ax^2+bx+c. An example file is attached.
During the Activity
Students work through worksheet in attached file. This activity is best completed in pairs.
After the Activity
Review student answers:
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary