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Grades 
Graphing quadratic equations of the form f(x) = ax^2 + c 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) In this lesson, we explore the effect of the constant C in the quadratic function f(x) = ax^2. Students will be able to observe that C shifts the quadratic function up/down. 
Quadratic Equations in Action 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will video and analyze reallife situations that produce a parabolic curve. 
Quadratics in Nature and Architecture 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 3 ratings) Students will discover reallife applications of quadratic functions using video cameras. The students will learn how to write equations for the parabolas that they find in reallife. 
Equations in Motion 
8 to 11 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Groups of two or three students will walk around the Block taping items in motion and then using the Vernier Video Physics App write equations for the motion they see. Tis will be a culminating activity for our unit on writing equations. 
Jumping in the air  What was your height? 
7 to 8 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Using video equipment and quadratic formulas students will determine the height of their jumps. 
Parabolas in Flight 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) Students will film a trajectory then calculate the quadratic model for their trajectory. They will create a video to display online at teachertube. 
Podcasting Parabolas 
7 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) After an introductory lesson on parabolas, students will research parabolas, the general equation of a parabola from three points and photograph pictures of parabolas found in everyday life. Students will then organize the data to create and publish a podcast to be share with their peers in the classroom, as well as, around the world. (This is a 3day lesson for the block schedule) 
Seeing Math Everywhere We Look 
9 to 9 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) Through an exploration and photographic capture of parabolas throughout our environment. students will move from the “When am I ever going to use this?” to “I see it being used” stage in math class – specifically for quadratic equations. They will then research the related jobs necessary to "bring the parabola to life." 
The Algebra of Angry Birds© 
6 to 8 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) Angry Birds is a popular application (app) that features birds that are launched from a slingshot at green pigs. Students will explore algebraic and physics content that is embedded in the game. 
The Tales of Nerdy Norm 
8 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) In this lesson, students will create a stop motion video that showcases the transformations of quadratic functions by creating a clay model of "Nerdy Norm the Normal Parabola." Students will add audio to their movie to tell the tale of how a shift in Nerdy Norm's "mood" changes his graph! 
Can You Carry a Tune in a Bucket? 
10 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will examine the relationships between frequency, wavelength, and measurable parameters associated with testtube "instruments" used to play a tune. 
Capturing Conic Sections with Digital Cameras 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 2 ratings) This project will help students to make connections between math and the real world by having them identify conic sections in art and architecture in their communities. Students will photograph these examples of circles, ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas in the real world with digital cameras and then write the equations for the graphs. 
Real World Equations! 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will use digital cameras to take photos of items or situations that can be modeled using algebraic equations. 
Virtual Math Portfolio 
7 to 9 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) Students will create a customized web page to post a series of unitbased math projects. They will keep a copy of the web page as a virtual portfolio of their exciting math year. 
Writing Equivalent Expressions 
9 to 12 
(0 stars, 1 ratings) This involves writing equivalent expressions using area model and exploring difference of squares through an interactive activity. 




