# Will It Hit the Hoop?

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

## Marcellus the Giant

This activity will help your students understand the definition of a proportional relationship. They'll create a giant and then make sure all of his features are proportional. They'll see the…

## What’s My Number?

In this activity students develop their intuition for mean absolute deviation. We start with a simple question: "Can you guess my number?" Students submit a guess, receive feedback (too low,…

This Custom Polygraph is designed to spark vocabulary-rich conversations about fractions and part-to-whole relationships. Key vocabulary that may appear in student questions includes: shaded, unshaded, fraction, part, whole, numerator, denominator,…

## Strength in Numbers

In this activity, students complete three rounds of estimation challenges. After each initial estimate, they view a dot plot of their classmates' responses and decide whether (and how) to revise…

## Card Sort: Exponentials

In this activity, students practice what they've learned about exponential functions by matching equations to properties of the graphs they will produce. They will then use their knowledge of transforming…

## Classy Cats

In this activity, students will begin to see a set of data points as a single thing that can be analyzed, not just a bunch of disconnected points. Students learn…