Graph: Height vs. Distance
Graph: Height vs. Time
Our catapult project was focused on designing, building and firing a ping-pong ball with a self-made catapult to hit a specific target. The most important learning I took from this project was to use our time wisely and quickly, my partner and I were late in terms of finalising our catapult, which resulted in a lot of out of class work. The most challenging aspect was getting the video onto Logger Pro and then getting the equation out of it, since it is a very detailed and specific process, which kept going wrong for me. As I mentioned before, I would have used my time more wisely and made a smaller catapult since I don’t think the size affected it too much. My understanding of quadratic functions deepened when doing this project because it helped me re-think topics I might not have learned thoroughly before and by doing the Summative Performance Task, it helped with understanding the different components of graphs and equations.