Key features of parabolas are important to understand the why behind quadratic graphs. It seems intuitive, and it is provided an image, but often the situation is represented as a graph with only words to guide students. My students can graph them but seem to struggle with where things are on the graph. We approached… Continue reading Fly Swatter, Parabolas, & Math Snaps

# Category: Parabolas

## #mathsnaps

#booksnaps came from the incredible Tara Martin who decided to take Snapchat and have student annotate information from books. I loved it! Then I wanted to know how I could use this in math class. I was so excited when I coined the phrase #mathsnaps only to have Tara tell me someone else already beat… Continue reading #mathsnaps

## Catapult Activity

While researching for our parabola unit I stumbled upon the project posted by Julie Reulbach on her blog I Speak Math. If you donâ€™t follow her on Twitter, you should! I adapted her activity a little to make it go along with Clash of Clans and carried the theme throughout the activity. I shot the… Continue reading Catapult Activity