Bouncing Tennis Balls

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Pupils work in teams to answer a statistical question about bouncing tennis balls. The groups collect data at time intervals and graph their collected data. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Based on the level of the class, consider finding the line of best fit for the graph
  • Have the class members brainstorm information that can come from the data
Classroom Considerations

  • Each group needs a tennis ball and a stop watch
Pros

  • Contains a data collection sheet to help organize the information
  • Includes suggestions for extensions
Cons

  • The activity does not come to a conclusion, it just stops
Common Core