Description: The path of a rocket orbiting the Earth can be modeled with the equation of a circle. Students explore the quadratic relation and the parametric equations that can be used to model the path of a spacecraft orbiting Earth.
Grade Range: 6-12, college developmental math
Curriculum Standards: CCSS.Math. Content. HSG- GPE.A.1, CCSS.Math. Content.HSG- GPE.A.2, CCSS.Math. Content.HSG- GPE.A.3
Copyright: ©2011
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