Scrambler
by Dan Meyer
skips
questions
Act One
 1.
Where are some places the red scrambler definitely won't be? How do you know?
Act Two
 2.
What information would be useful to know here?
 VideoThe separated scrambler
Act Three
 VideoAnswer
 Teacher materialStudent work
 LinkInteractive Desmos Graphing Calculator
Sequel
 3.
For a ride of any length (t), how many times will the scrambler pass through its starting position?
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How many revolutions does the arm make in one full revolution of the whole set?


How many rotations will the red car make for the duration of the ride?


Do the large red and the small red ever pass through the same spatial coordinate?







How many times will the red seat be in the center of the ride during a 2 minute ride?




What is the shape of the path traced by one gondola? (Definitely provoked by the fact that one of them is colored red.)





















How far does the red car move when the ride has gone all the way around once?





How is the rate of speed different for the big wheel and the small wheels?


How many little revolutions does the carnival rider make for each big revolution around the central point?






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