Everyone knows that Barbie is not afraid to take on a challenge. She's made some very daring career choices over the years - Astronaut, NASCAR Driver, Sea World Trainer, Rapper, Elementary School Teacher - but our seventh grade students put Barbie's bravery to the test by challenging her to bungee jump from the top of the school building! She declined so substitute "dolls" took her place for this math project. Check out the results:
Barbie Bungee is a project to help students apply their skills with linear equations to a real-world problem solving situation. As students took measurements, organized data, created linear models, and tested their predictions, they developed a deeper understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts such as slope, rate of change, and modeling.