Ferris Wheel

Wheel the resource right into your classroom. Young mathematicians use given dimensions of a Ferris wheel to write a height versus time function. They use their functions to answer a set of questions about the Ferris wheel.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils research other Ferris wheels and write similar functions
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners must be familiar with trigonometric functions
  • Knowledge of rotation angles is necessary
Pros

  • Worksheet is available as a downloadable PDF document
  • Provides an answer key with point designations
Cons

  • Rubric has an error, counting partial credit lines as part of the total number of points
Common Core