## Angry Bird Parabolas: graphing quadratic equations

This set of games asks students to find the correct equation of the parabola in order to hit the pig! Three set of coordinates are given and students are required to calculate the equation of the parabola. They will be required to understand the equation of a quadratic, in particular the form y=a(x - p)(x - q) would be helpful. Great fun!

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Using Angry Birds to investigate the intersection of linear and quadratic graphs. The pigs have stolen the birds eggs and the pupils need to find their location. <br />
Complete a table of values for both linear and quadratic - can be differentiated to make it harder or easier by deleting lines of the table or adding in certain values for support<br />
Plot points on the graph - suggest printing on A3 paper to make it easier and clearer for pupils<br />
Identify where the lines cross<br />
Can be developed further by solving algebraically with the formula. <br />
Answers included for the graphs<br />
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Although I developed the original resources the lesson has been further enhanced by other members of the Fernwood maths department to cater for individual groups of pupils, in particular M Robson.<br />

#### Angry Quadratic Birds

Students to plot Quadratic Equations with the aim of getting as many kills as possible through the quadratic path. Worksheets include positive and Negative curves.

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#### Graph Plotting Angry Birds

I couldn't find many fun activities for graph plotting so I made my own! Plot the graphs to see the trajectory of your angry bird and see if you&'ll hit the pigs. The first is a negative quadratic graph, the second is a cubic. This could be adapted for any type of graph.\n\nThis is my first resource so feedback would be much appreciated!

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#### Angry bird Algebra graph templates

Use an angry bird backdrop to calculate the linear equations, parabolas etc. Or do it the other way around... Give them the formula and ask if you hit!

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This set of games asks students to find the correct equation of the parabola in order to hit the pig! Three set of coordinates are given and students are required to calculate the equation of the parabola. They will be required to understand the equation of a quadratic, in particular the form y=a(x - p)(x - q) would be helpful. Great fun!

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#### Pyramid volume Proof

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#### Transforming Functions - The Stretch

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#### Discovering Pi Thinking Activity

This Pi investigation enables students to discover pi for themselves through a practical activity. The classic string method of measuring the circumference of a circle is enhanced with a thought provoking applet and a chance to use dynamic geometry to make very accurate measurements. This activity is best attempted before the students have any knowledge of pi.

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Attached are the game board, cut-out footballs, game card template and instructions. Students answer questions from the game cards (that you can tailor for any topic) and move the ball through the grid on the board, aiming to eventually score goals. Wrong answers lead to 'tackles' where the opponent gets to move instead. This has proved to be good fun for various Maths topics so far.<br />
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#### Superhero Top Trumps Master Copy

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#### Steeplechase Board Game Master Copy

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