COMMON CORE ALIGNED! Quadratic Function Word Problems provides students interesting, visually appealing word problems that require students to write quadratic functions and find key features of the quadratic (vertex and zero) to solve real life problems. For each problem, students are required to graph quadratics using the key features they solved for or create diagrams to model the situation to help them write equations. The structure of these problems helps students develop mathematical thinking skills while applying their knowledge of quadratic functions. In this set of word problems students are to find heights of projectiles, maximize area with a given perimeter, and find the width of a walkway. This activity can be used in a variety of ways including as an in class pairs activity, stations, homework assignment, or assessment.
There are two versions of the word problems included in the download. The first version uses feet per second for the three height of a projectile problems in terms of x and y values. The second version uses meters per second (for one of the problems) and function notation. The two options provide you with more flexibility in the classroom to cater to your particular classroom and student needs.
The provided answer key rounds each answer to three decimal places, as needed. The equations used to solve for height of a projectile are h = -16t2 + v0t + h0 (in feet) and h = -4.9t2 + v0t + h0 (in meters).
Included in this download:
- 5 word problems with pictures
- Answer key
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