My students started playing in class yesterday, but didn't have enough time to get very far. Today, they played for real:
Here is the whole process that we went through together:
And then the vocab:
Next they worked on some quadratic scenarios on their own (well, in their groups). Here is that handout. The first scenario was: "A ball is thrown from 5 m, reaches a maximum height of 9 m after 2 seconds, and lands after 5 seconds." Translating this to a graph was proving to be challenging for many so we looked at it together:
I also provided the equations as I could not show them how to use Desmos to perform regressions (projector was not working) and that really wasn't the purpose of this exercise.
The homework will (hopefully) help them see the link between the graph and the equation (in factored form). And here is that homework for today.