Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Real World Applications of Quadratic Functions - Section 1: Warm Up


I try really hard in my classroom, to make the lessons relevant to students.  I am always looking for a way to hook them into the lesson.  It provides joy to them and me, and students take more ownership of the problem when they have that intrinsic motivation to learn.  One way I thought to graph their interest in a Quadratic Real World Problem is about a Real World Water Slide.  It is at this website on page 26.  It start off with the title "Flying Off the Slide".  This is relevant to my students because a water slide was just placed down Dickson Street in a town nearby, that many of the students attended.  Here is an image of the slide near our local town that was posted on Channel 5 News.

  Intrinsic Motivation: An Enjoyable real world problem for students
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Real World Applications of Quadratic Functions

Unit 8: Quadratic Functions
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: SWBAT solve application problems of Quadratic Functions involving projectiles.

Big Idea: To decide what formula to use based on the units of feet per second for velocity compared to meters per second.

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quadratic functions, Math, Quadratic Equations, cooperative learning, Projectile Motion, Real world problems, group work, peer evaluation
  50 minutes
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