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Promethean Flipchart: Algebra Applications: Space Travel 1

Scientists use conic sections to map the trajectories of spacecraft in flight. The setting for this episode is a planned future flight to Mars. As the ship travels from Earth to Mars, parabolic, circular, and elliptical paths are explored. In the process students will learn the difference between a quadratic relation and a quadratic function. T he liftoff and pre-orbital path of the rocket is described by a parabola. Students explore the properties of parabolas from the standpoint of the parametric equations that describe the horizontal and vertical directions of motion for the rocket. Note: The download for this resources is the Promethean Flipchart.

To access the full video [Algebra Applications: Functions and Relations, Segment 2: Parabolic Paths]: https://www.media4math.com/library/algebra-applications-functions-and-relations-segment-2-parabolic-paths

This video includes a video transcript [Video Transcript: Algebra Applications: Functions and Relations, Segment 2: Parabolic Paths]: https://www.media4math.com/library/video-transcript-algebra-applications-functions-and-relations-segment-2-parabolic-paths

Grade Range 6 - 12
Curriculum Nodes Algebra
    • Functions and Relations
        • Applications of Functions and Relations
Copyright Year 2011
Keywords Promethean Flipchart, Flipchart, algebra, applications, space travel