8th/9th Grade (Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1)
Linear Functions & Engineering, STEM activity
This activity involves an engineering activity which connects the work of stuntmen/stuntwomen working with ziplines to the concept of linear functions. Students create a physical model replicating a given situation and then model the zipline algebraically by writing the equation of the zipline.
Remijan, Kelly W., "Ziplines and Stuntwork" (2020). Teacher Resources. 2.