Students head outside to do a little sidewalk math.
The SIHS Algebra 1 and Physical Science PLC Interdisciplinary team put together a project called Bungee Jump. Students had to predict how many rubber bands were needed to have a block of wood come close to the floor without hitting the floor. They used a linear regression model to try to figure it out. The Physical science students had to find the potential and kinetic energy for the jump. The overall winner was 2 centimeters away from the floor.
|Algebra 2 students were assigned to build/draw a roller coaster as if they were proposing the idea to Carowinds. The project incorporated the equations they have learned from the Conic Sections chapter.|