Clairbourn Middle School Linear Regression Experiment
Last week in Mrs. Messler's Middle School algebra class, students used their linear regression skills to design something fun — the Barbie Bungee experiment! Students worked in small groups of 3-5 students. The groups then were given a worksheet and packet containing materials for the activity such as rubber bands, a yardstick, a Barbie doll and a ruler.
Finally, students used their equations to predict how many rubber bands they would need to tie to Barbie for a big 200 cm jump and tested it out to make sure their math successfully kept her safe while enjoying the most thrilling bungee jump possible!
Middle schoolers were engaged, having fun being creative while learning the concepts of math and practicing it with a hands-on experiment! Well done, Clairbourn Cougars!
“It's not that I am so smart. It's just that I stay with problems longer!” Albert Einstein