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Ferris Wheel

by Dan Meyer


Act One

  • Dan Meyer

    Dan Meyer

    August 04, 2013

    How high will the red cart be off the ground at the end of the ride?

  • 1.

    How many complete spins do you think the red car will take on its ride?

Act Two

Act Three


  • 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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