Making Real Life Parabolas

After looking through some math projects, I was very underwhelmed. That was until I took another look at one of the “top math blogs” that I discovered after last assignment.

A homemade catapult! This project was used to help students use the information they learned after a unit on parabolas in a fun, and interesting way. I also think it would give students understand how math can be applied in a less abstract way.