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WEIGHTLESS WONDER

Students will investigate the characteristics of quadratic functions to solve real-world problems involving the parabolic flights of NASA's Weightless Wonder jet.

Students will

- solve quadratic equations and evaluate and graph quadratic functions;
- find the maximum, the y-intercept, the x-intercepts, and interpret their significance; and
- determine the effects of parameter changes on the graph of an quadratic equation.

› Weightless Wonder Educator Edition (PDF 400 KB)

› Weightless Wonder Student Edition (PDF 236 KB)

› Weightless Wonder TI_Nspire Educator Edition (PDF 712 KB)

› Weightless Wonder TI_Nspire Student Edition (PDF 450 KB)

› Weightless Wonder TI_Nspire Document (TNS 149 KB)

› Weightless Wonder TI_Nspire Solutions Document (TNS 151 KB)

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