Tides & Functions Project

For this project, your task is to come up with an equation that models the height of the water in Dutch Kills as a function of time.

To do this, you will need to collect lots of data! Because of this, groups may share data. Think about what data you’ll need to collect and what a good plan for collecting it is.

The project is due by the end of the day on Friday, April 25th.

Here are the groups:

MRS22-1

  • Oliwia K., Jade, Gabriel, Jonathan
  • Kamil, Chris, Ignacio, Suraya
  • Margaret, Myles, Prova, Rebecca
  • Olivia L., Ashley, Lukasz, Andrew
  • Auri, Cameron, Judah, Theo
  • Saarah, Clofie, Kate, Julia

MRS22-3

  • Hanaa, Raissa, Dominique
  • Larry, Akash, Jim
  • Valen, Tajreen, Christian
  • Jetsun, Revana, Emily
  • Adrian, Salina, Jessie
  • Mia, Ava, Samena

You will be evaluated primarily on the accuracy of your equation and on your description of your process. You also must include the data collected either as a table or a scatter plot or both. An excellent project will include an equation for a function that comes within an hour and within a foot of each data point and an explanation of how you applied knowledge of trigonometric graphs and transformations to fit the function to the data.

The Math of Shooting


How long after the clay is launched should Kim pull the trigger to have the best chance of hitting it? What is the slope of her gun at this time? At that distance, for our purposes, the time it takes for the shot to travel from the gun to the clay is negligible, so you can assume it’s 0. Use graphs and equations to make your best estimate.
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Project 4: Tides & Functions

For this project, your task is to come up with an equation that models the height of the water in Newtown Creek as a function of time.

To do this, you will need to collect lots of data! Because of this, groups may share data. Think about what data you’ll need to collect and what a good plan for collecting it is.

The project is due by the end of the day on Tuesday, April 24th.

Here are the groups:

MR2-1

  • Ben, Josh, Richard, Meer
  • Sydney, Sonicka, Alyssa, Zoë
  • Sobohee, Rachel, Jane
  • Kai, Alema, Islam
  • Shilpa, Paul, Gabe, Stephanie

MR2-3

  • Alex, Ashley, Dewan, Kate
  • Max, Xavier, Qi
  • Jackie, Chris, Ilinca, Emily
  • Danielle, Jeisleen, Zak
  • Hadiur, Vanessa, Emmet, Tiffany
  • Kenneth, Mary, Brianna
  • Izabela, Kendell, Maya, Balpreet

You will be evaluated primarily on the accuracy of your equation and on your description of your process. You also must include the data collected either as a table or a scatter plot or both. An excellent project will include an equation for a function that comes within an hour and within a foot of each data point and an explanation of how you applied knowledge of trigonometric graphs and transformations to fit the function to the data.

Project #3: Chemistry Sandwich

While in chem lab, you find a sandwich behind some beakers. You’re very hungry, having missed lunch, and are thinking about eating this sandwich that you found, but you don’t know how long it’s been there. Using a handy Geiger counter, you find that the sandwich has 98% of its carbon-14 remaining. Would you eat the sandwich? Explain your answer algebraically.