This lesson covers graphing and writing the equation of a parabola when the vertex is (h, k).
Create a graph showing two arches like this:
Drag the purple and blue points, and lines to change the vertices of the parabolas.
A friend wants to figure out how powerful his throws are. He throws the ball as far as he can until it hits the ground. Here is a table that illustrates this scenario.
|x: distance in feet||y: height in feet|
Drag the red dots to their appropriate locations, and use the yellow dot to check if the parabola satisfies the points on this table.
To activate prior knowledge, to generate questions about a given topic, and to organize knowledge using a KWL Chart.