First, I had students go the graphing calculator on desmos.com had them enter the expression
I had them enter sliders and each one around.
Students had to determine what a, b, c, and d did.
Then they had to find three graphs that interested them and make a video game floor based on those three graphs. Students had to create 3 levels of a video game based on the three polynomials they graphed. By the end of the weekend they needed a playable working video game and will be peer assessed based on their video game.
Here are some of the students working on their levels.