This document is a performance task that guides students through the important features of a parabola by analyzing dolphins jumping. Students should have already learned how to factor and complete the square. They will use this to determine the zeros of the graph along with the vertex of the graph. They will also learn to recognize that the y-intercept is the c-value of a quadratic.
A checklist is on the last working page along with a rubric that I used to score this task. Extension questions are added on the last page.
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