Project Overview part 1: define


Name of Project:

Barbie Bungee

Duration: 2.5 – 3 weeks


Subject/Course:

Mathematics / Algebra 1

Grade Level: Algebra 1


Other subject areas to be included, if any:

Science, History




Project Idea
Summary of the issue, challenge, investigation, scenario, or problem:

Barbie bungee is focusing on graphing, drawing line of best fit, scatterplots, correlation and reallife relevance.


Driving Question

What variables would give you the most outrageous bungee jump possible? WOOO HOO!


Content and Skills Standards to be addressed:

A2.4.2 Realworld Situations
A2.4.3 Draw conclusions from realworld
S2.1.1 Scatterplots
S2.1.2 Identify patterns, clusters, outliers and correlation
S2.1.3 Pearson's correlation
S2.1.4 Correlation vs causation
S2.2.1 Least Squares regression line
S2.2.2 Least Squares regression predictions



T+A

E


T+A

E


21^{st} Century Skills
to be explicitly taught and assessed (T+A) or that will be encouraged (E) by project work, but not taught or assessed:

Collaboration: Partner data collection

x


Other: Using technology in the classroom: graphing calculators and video camers

x



Presentation: Partner presentation
Reallife relevance with relationships

x






Critical Thinking: Relationship between weight, length of rope, and the excitement of the jump.

x









Presentation Audience:


Culminating Products and Performances

Group:

Students will work in partners gathering data and coming to a conclusion about Barbie’s Bungee jump. They will also make a film about the project.

Class:

HS Math Class

School:

Malcolm High School

Community:

Sault Ste. Marie

Individual:

Students will work alone learning the proper mathematical terms and relationships before working on the final Barbie Bungee Project.

Experts:


Web:


Other:

Project Overview part 2: design


“Grabber” to launch inquiry & generate interest:

“Do you think the length of the cord and the size of the person matters when bungee jumping? Would it be smart to lie about your height or weight?"
Watch one or a few of the following videos
Land Diving Ritual (www.nationalgeographic.com) (not appropriate for all classrooms)
Bungee TV (www.bungee.com)
Nevis, NZ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO1B3lEufHc&feature=related
Bungee Jump Preview (www.extremeworld.com)


Assessments

Formative Assessments
(Checkpoints During Project)

Quizzes/Tests
~scatterplot test

x

Practice Presentations
~video

x


Journal/Learning Log
~each day the students will be asked more indepth questions about scatterplots and bungee

x

Notes
~ video



Preliminary Plans/Outlines/Prototypes
~ for the video


Checklists
~ each assignment before Barbie Bungee

x


Rough Drafts
~ for their video


Concept Maps
~ when brainstorming before scatterplots begin



Online Tests/Exams


Other:



Summative Assessments
(End of Project)

Written Product(s), with rubric:
__________________________________________________


Other Product(s) or Performance(s), with rubric:
__________________________________________________



Oral Presentation, with rubric
~ video

x

Peer Evaluation

x


Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test
~ scatterplots (before activity)

x

SelfEvaluation

x


Essay Test


Other:



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Debriefing Methods

(Individual, Group, and/or Whole Class)

Journal/Learning Log
~ after the m&m activity
~ after Barbie Bungee Activity


Focus Group



WholeClass Discussion
~ after Barbie’s Big Jump


Fishbowl Discussion



Survey
~ after the whole Project


Other:





Resources
Needed

Onsite people, facilities:

Tall enough location to drop Barbie (400cm)


Equipment:

Graphing Calculators


Materials:

Rubber bands (all the same size and type)
Yardsticks or measuring tapes
Masking tape
Barbie^{®} dolls (or similar)
Ken doll Barbie Bungee Activity Sheet
Fan
M&M Bungee
Slinky
2 meter sticks
30 m&m’s
2 paperclips
1 paper cup
Video Camera


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