The image below shows three positions of the basketball during a single shot. Could the shot be good? Do all of your work, make the case, then you may check your answer using the slider and check boxes below.

Relevant CCSS:

A-CED.A.2: Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with label and scales.

A-REI.4: Solve quadratic equations in one variable.

F-BF.1: Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.★

S-ID.6a: Fit a function to the data; use functions fitted to data to solve problems in the context of the data. Use given functions or choose a function suggested by the context. Emphasize linear, quadratic, and exponential models.

Math Practice 2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Math Practice 3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

Math Practice 4: Model with mathematics.

Hat tip to Dan Meyer (http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2010/wcydwt-will-it-hit-the-hoop/)