I am going to try Binder Clip Zipline in Algebra 2 this Friday before our February break. We are testing on Thursday and I have one period left. After break, we will start right triangle trig. They have had it in Geometry. I want them to refresh their memories.
I do Barbie Bungee in Algebra 1 and wanted to do Barbie Zipline like some other teachers. (Here is Lisa's post.). But, I only have yarn and Barbie seems too heavy for it. I don't have more than one period. I am not going outside to do the flagpole, just using the height of our whiteboards, so I am going with simply the binder.
I am leaving it open ended, no worksheet. I will tell them the objective is to make it a fun and safe trip (not too slow or too fast or too scary). They have to aim to get their clip to the edge of the desk.
I will ask them to think about it first and draw out what measurements they think they need and show me. Then, they can get the supplies and test it. I will allow them to make corrections and submit a final drawing to me with measures. Then, we will test all of them in class.
Here's my write up.
I am not sure about the level of difficulty - too hard or too easy or the timing - too long or too short, but we will give it a try and figure it out.