Monday, December 15, 2014

Epic Poodle Bungee Jump

8th Grade Honors Algebra just completed a project, in which students used linear equations to predict how many rubber bands it would take to give their poodle a thrilling, yet safe bungee jump from the school balcony.

Students were asked to string together one, two, three four, five and six rubber bands, and then make a prediction based on their measurements.  The object was for their poodle to get as close to the ground as possible, without actually landing on its' head.  They predicted how many they would need for the first balcony, and if they survived the first jump, the poodles made the jump from the second balcony.

Check out the reactions at the 1:20 minute mark and the 1:36 minute mark - not your typical reaction to getting the right answer on a math problem! And look at the celebration from the winning team at 2:23!

Congratulations to our winners, who earned glory and pride -as well as some bonus points on the next quiz!

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