Type:

Interactive

Description:

In class group activity, 60+ minutes.

Collect data, create a linear model, make predictions.

This project is excellent when you have completed content on lines. It has students create their own data and graph it and then choose a reasonable line, which represents their data. The data comes from measurement of how far a Barbie doll bungee jumps, using rubber bands and a tape measure. From there, they find the equation of their line (this will be unique for each group since each will be working with a different Barbie doll) and answer questions related to their doll’s bungee jumping habits using their equation.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Algebra

Education Levels:

  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

intermediate_algebra data_collection linear_model prediction

Language:

English

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License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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