Ferris Wheel Problem
Students use two pairs of parametric equations to describe two objects in motion. They determine when two objects are the closest. They simulate the behavior of the two objects and interpret the behavior of the objects in motion.
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Ferris Wheels—Using Trigonometric Functions to Model Cyclical Behavior
Have class members going in circles as they model the path of a Ferris Wheel using trigonometric functions. Building on the previous lesson in this series on transformations, learners use trigonometric functions to model wheels of...
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Build a Big Wheel
As Albert Einstein once said, "I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that don't work." When it comes to creating something new, it takes perseverance and the right attitude. Engineers face a variety of challenges and several...
4th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable