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Watch three demonstrations that highlight the functional relationships between a ball’s height and distance traveled in this media gallery from MPT. In the accompanying classroom activity, students create graphs to show the trajectory of a basketball as players pass it in different ways: with a linear chest pass, a U-shaped (parabolic) pass, and a V-shaped bounce pass. They then interpret a set of basketball-related graphs. To get the most from the activity, students should have experience graphing linear and nonlinear relationships on a coordinate grid. For a longer self-paced student tutorial using this media, see "Functional Relationships" on *Thinkport* from Maryland Public Television.

Interpret graphs showing functional relationships based on basketball in this media gallery from MPT.

Interpret a graph of the position of a basketball as two players execute a chest pass in this video from MPT.

Interpret a graph of the position of a basketball as two players execute a U-shaped (parabolic) pass in this video from MPT.

Interpret a graph of the position of a basketball as two players execute a V-shaped bounce pass in this video from MPT.

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