Folding Sculptures: A Focus on Surface Area and Scale Drawings

Middle School Math

Functional Relationships

A graph showing a smooth repetitive oscillating curve or wave with high points at 4 feet  and low points at 0 feet.
Scenario: A basketball player dribbles the ball down the court. He keeps the ball waist high, as his coach has taught him.

A graph showing a single curve with a highpoint at 10 feet.
Scenario: A player tosses the ball. The ball reaches a maximum height of ten feet.

A graph showing an angle with a vertex at 10 feet.
Scenario: A player uses the backboard to make the shot. The backboard is ten feet high.

Functional Relationships and Tosses

Examine each graph and its corresponding scenario. Think about how the path of the ball in each graph illustrates the scenario.

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