Science and mathematics teachers just love to ask questions about things flying through the air. Projectile motion describes the path that objects, like rockets, take when thrown or launched up into the air. Since projectile motion follows the path of a parabola, these types of situations can be described using quadratic equations. Now do you see why Science and math teachers love these word problems?
Use this guide to help you determine what these complicated science/math problems are really asking in these quadratic word problems about projectile motion – and how to solve them.