Quadratic Functions Project Roller Coaster

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10th - 12th, Homeschool
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The Roller Coaster Design Project applies quadratic functions to the real-world. Students explore the time and distance required for an actual roller coaster to fall from hits tallest hill. Students use this first activity as a guide for designing their own rollercoaster. Use this project as part of a quadratic function unit.

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- Student pages for two-part project

- Answer key

- Samples of student work


*NOTE: Student pages now available digitally for distance learning.

This resource available in the following bundles:

- PreCalculus Projects: PreCalculus Project Bundle

- All about PreCalculus: PreCalculus Mega Resource Bundle

- Quadratic Equations and Functions: Unit 4 Bundle

Algebra 2 and Precalculus resources include:

- Functions: Piecewise Functions Interactive Notebook Notes and Activity

- Variations for Precalculus Notes and Activity

- Evaluate Functions Task Card Activity

- Functions: Inverse Functions Practice and Review Math Detective

- Representing Functions Interactive Notebook and Card Sort Activity for PreCalculus

- Domain of Functions Math Detective Activity

- Functions: Operations with Functions Practice and Review

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Combine standard function types using arithmetic operations. For example, build a function that models the temperature of a cooling body by adding a constant function to a decaying exponential, and relate these functions to the model.
Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.


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