Teaching Idea for Quadractic Functions
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Integrating cross-curricular teaching of quadratic functions. Teachers from the PE, design technology, science and IT departments all work together with their maths counterparts to teach the subject in a way that interests the students. In design technology the students build adjustable table tennis More… ball launchers and analyse the track of the balls. In the maths lesson, the students use dynamic geometry software to plot quadratic functions that match the flight of the ball, providing a feel for how the various coefficients affect the shape of the graph.