Tag Archives: Barbies

Barbie Bungee Revisited and Better Than Yours Class Lists

This year I’ve taken away a lot of my step-by-step instructions for the Barbie Bungee activity that I’d posted 1.5 years ago. They get no handouts, only some verbal instructions: See that gob of tape up there? That’s leftover tape from previous years where Barbie had taken her jump. It should be at 3 meters up. Well, […]

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Barbie Bungee

Last night: 7:06 – I bought a 1-lb bag of rubber bands at Staples for my Barbie Bungee activity today. 8:00ish – Went to read @ddmeyer ‘s new post about a mullet lesson at Matt Vaudrey ‘s blog. I loved his lesson and immediately followed him on Twitter. 8:43 – Sent him a tweet and got a reply. 9:50 – […]

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Playing with Barbies

I got most of my 20-plus Barbies from eBay, and I make good use of them.  I use the Barbies with my 6th graders when we study proportions, and with my algebra students we do the Barbie Bungee activity when we study linear equations. The students work in groups of three, one Barbie per group.  […]

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