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Title: Barbie Bungee
Url: http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=2157
Creator: Zordak, Samuel E.
Publisher: Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Mathematics
Description: Barbie Bungee: The consideration of cord length is very important in a bungee jump- too short, and the jumper doesn't get much of a thrill; too long, and ouch! In this lesson, students model a bungee jump using a BarbieĀ® doll and rubber bands. The distance to which the doll will fall is directly proportional to the number of rubber bands, so this context is used to examine linear functions.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Recreation. Leisure -- Recreation. Leisure -- Sports -- Air sports -- Bungee jumping
Science -- Mathematics
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Experiments
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Mathematics
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Mathematics Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Student Teachers
Teacher Educators
Teaching Professionals
Language: English
Rights: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
Full Record Views: 36
Resource URL Clicks: 5
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