Activity

Scrambler

Unscramble a carnival mystery! Scholars observe a video of an overhead view of a carnival ride, The Scrambler. They then must determine mathematically where a specific car will stop after a certain amount of time.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Challenge scholars to figure out the total distance traveled by the red oval
  • Have pupils figure the rate of speed for both the big X and the small Xs
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies heavily on prior knowledge of geometry, patterns, and rotations
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Pros
  • Includes answer video
  • Links to an awesome online graphing calculator showing the calculations
Cons
  • None
Common Core