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Barbie Bungee: Illuminations

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From the posting: “In this lesson, students model a bungee jump using a Barbie® doll and rubber bands. The distance to which the doll will fall is directly proportional to the number of rubber bands, so this context is used to examine linear functions.” Appropriate for CCRS Level D, Level E.

A Google search for “barbie bungee” will bring up many teachers reflecting on using this lesson. Here are two good ones:

Reflection #1

Reflection #2