In this activity, students predict whether various basketball shots will go through the hoop, and then model these shots with parabolas to check their predictions.
Students use draggable points to model in this activity and do not need to be familiar with symbolic forms of quadratic functions in advance.
Note: This activity uses the U.S. imperial system of measurements. You may adapt this activity to the metric system by using the “copy and paste” feature and editing the measurements in your own activity. Learn how to copy, paste, and edit activities with this video tutorial: https://youtu.be/fxHCihwDCiI?t=2719