The Wave

This The Wave activity & project also includes:

What does it take to set a world record? Pupils learn about the time and process of estimating what it takes to beat a group world record. They identify the variables and try to control the situation as much as possible to determine if they can set a new record.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Research the current record for the longest timed human wave
  • Discuss the risk of people moving the wrong speed and how that can be controlled
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of finding the line of best fit from a data table or graph
Pros

  • Entire lesson applies math to a situation
  • Easily adjusts to multiple levels depending on how many variables you take into consideration
Cons

  • None
Common Core