Ferris Wheel
by Dan Meyer
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Act One
 1.
How many complete spins do you think the red car will take on its ride?
Act Two
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Head to Desmos.com and graph height of the red cart v. time. Create a table of points that are easiest to see.
 LinkDesmos Graphing Calculator
Act Three
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Sequel
 2.
How long should a ride last so the person ends at the bottom for an easy exit?
 3.
If the ferris wheel spun backwards, how would that change your periodic function and your calculation?
 4.
Where else would periodic functions make sense as a model?
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When will (how often do) others get on? How many times do you get to go around before the ride is over & how long will it last?


How long will it take red dot to travel all the way around and back to the start.









If the diameter of the wheel is doubled, would the riding time of one revolution double as well?

























































Why didn't I try to make out with my date on the top of that Ferris Wheel?












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