Will It Hit The Hoop?
by Dan Meyer
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Act One
 Teacher noteMake sure students write down a yes or a no for each basketball shot. If the answer is "no" have them predict why it won't go in. Will the ball be short, long, or something else entirely?
Act Two
 Teacher noteYour students will need these applets. They should attempt to model parabolas onto each of the paths of the ball to decide whether or not the ball goes in.
Have them decide if they want to stick with their previous guesses or change them.  FileGeogebra Applets for Student Modeling
Act Three
 Teacher noteShow the answers to their predictions.
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What transformations are going on as you move closer to the hoop? (how is dilation affected).

How many points does he score? (That was a lot to look at all at once IMO)














If the point was set, in what angle Dan threw will the basketball into the basket?














how far away ishe? what is the height ofthebasket? how many shots does he take? how far did he move?











With the different angles and different parabolas graphed by the player's throw, which one made it in?











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