Walk the Plank

Ahoy Mateys, it's time to walk the plank! A pirate-inspired activity has pupils record their relative weights as they walk farther down a plank. The result is a real-life linear model with a negative slope.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate during a unit on key features of linear functions
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider using graphing calculators as a tool
  • Be aware some pupils may be sensitive about their weight

  • Provides all handouts and printables
  • Includes variations for differentiation

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