Students apply algebra during Barbie bungee jump

01/13/2014 | Aiken Standard (S.C.)

Some students at a high school in South Carolina recently applied their algebra knowledge to hands-on tasks during a Barbie bungee-jumping event. Students taking part in the project used algebra to calculate how many rubber bands they would need to drop their dolls from 21 feet without hitting the ground. "We try to incorporate new things that make math come alive to the kids," instructional coach Davina Truitt said.

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