The goal of this activity is to have students make observations about how to find the maximum or minimum value of a quadratic function in context.
This exploration into quadratic maximization problems will give your students some context with which to apply to new and different problems involving finding maximum or minimum values of quadratics. Students should already be aware of the special features of parabolas and know how to use the vertex formula to find the vertex.
Packet includes an exploration activity worksheet, an entrance ticket, or warm up activity, an exit ticket and teacher tips.
This particular activity is centered around maximizing revenue and the height of a projectile. Students will be completing a table of values, graphing, reading graphs and tables and answering critical thinking questions.
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