Project T.R.I.G. Discussion Questions

mathematics of projectile motion 1

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Use the information in the infographics above to help facilitate conversations around Project T.R.I.G. game play and the mathematics of projectile motion. Ask students:

  • How long until the projectile reaches the peak?
  • How high will it go?
  • When will it land?
  • How far from the cannon will it be?
  • Can we use the math relationships we know to get a perfect score in the game?
  • How can you revise your x and y position equations to get a better result?
  • What are the known and unknown variables?
  • How can you simplify?
  • How can you win the game?

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