Quadratic Curve Fitting in Market Analysis

This activity is designed to:

  • explain the usefulness of the vertex form of a quadratic
  • strengthen students’ graphing abilities
  • extend understanding of scatter plots from fitting a line to fitting a curve
  • connect what we do in the classroom to real jobs to increase motivation
  • open gateways to 21st Century careers for students might be unaware

The problem:  video

The activity

Suggested Standards:

A-SSE.3.b
F.IF.4
F.BF.3
S.IC.1
S.ID.6.a

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