LA's Algebra II Students are Hitting the Target!!

posted Dec 3, 2015, 10:45 AM by Lauren Coffman   [ updated Dec 3, 2015, 10:45 AM ]
The Algebra II students at LA just finished a unit on quadratics and parabolas.  At the conclusion of the unit, students were tasked to build a catapult to launch a golf ball at a target 25 feet away.  This was an optional assignment for extra credit points.  Students were also required to write an equation for the parabolic path of the ball in flight.  The students used skills they learned in the unit to take measurements along the path of the ball in order to write their equations. These catapults were amazing with the majority of students able to hit the target and several able to hit the bulls-eye.  

Click here to see the pictures of the students' amazing catapult.