Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Exponential Graphs - Bouncing Ball Investigation

MBF 3C - Grade 11 College Math

Lesson Objective: Students will cooperatively explore exponential relations during an experiment with a bouncy ball. 

What you'll need:
  • Bouncy Balls
  • Recording Sheet
  • Measuring tape, metre sticks
  • Pencils, calculator, graph paper, graphing calculator
  • small post-it (sticky) markers or note
 Lesson Outline:

  • In groups, students will complete the bouncing ball experiment.  This activity would appeal to students with an Interpersonal (connection & cooperative learning) and students with a Self-Expressive learning style (visualization, exploration).   
  • Students will compare their graphs with those of both linear and quadratic equations. 
  • Class discussion on the results of the experiment

  • To download the Exponential Graph Bouncing Ball Investigation Click here!

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