Parabolas under Pressure
May 2009, Volume 102, Issue 9, Page 660
author and his Algebra 1 students explore the quadratic behavior behind the
parabolic shape of fountains at the local family splash park. In this hands-on
discovery project, students gathered data on and used graphing calculators to
analysis of the beautiful symmetry of these fountains. This experience served
as a capstone project for a unit on quadratic equations.
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