- The Cannon Man’s graph is piecewise quadratic and linear.
- The Bumper Car’s graph is piecewise linear, which has thrown a bunch of students.
- The Ferris Wheel’s graph is sinusoidal.
But we found ourselves wondering if there were other rides and other graphs and other great ideas we had missed. So we’re kicking this out to you in this week’s Curriculum Confab:
What would be a worthwhile ride to include in Function Carnival? What would you graph? Why is it important?
I’ll post some great responses shortly.
In the last confab, we looked at a math problem inspired by Waukee Community School District’s decision to let their buses idle all night. Molly showed us how to make a good problem out of it, and a lousy problem also. Great confabbing, people.