Monday, 30 November 2015

Epic Bungee Barbie 2015

For a detailed description of the Bungee Barbie lesson you can Google it, or better yet check out the blog posts by MTBoSers Matt Vaudrey and Fawn Nguyen.

Hands down this was my favourite math activity from the past 6 years. Essentially, we just took the Bungee Barbie lesson and made it huge!
The grade 8 students had done the small trials, created their equations, made their predictions, and prepped the Barbies by stringing together a LOT of elastics to make their bungee cords. Then came the big day where we were able to test out their math.

I have to give a huge shout out to Jordan for launching all the Barbies, and for creating the following video of our afternoon. Enjoy! 

Next time I want to ask this as a follow up or extension:
Assuming Barbie is a 1/6 scale doll, where would this rank amongst the world's highest bungee jumps?

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