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Lessons (146)

Lessons (146)

12th Grade Math

(12 Units, 146 Lessons)

Unit 9 - Ferris Wheels(11 Lessons)

Introduction to the Ferris Wheel Problem

12th Grade Math

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Ferris Wheels

Big Idea:You are riding a Ferris wheel near the Golden Gate Bridge. When will you be high enough to see the full view? Students attempt to answer this question using some knowledge of right triangles.

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Ferris Wheel (Graph) Symmetries

12th Grade Math

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Ferris Wheels

Big Idea:You are sitting on a Ferris wheel. Who is directly across from you? Below you? Diagonally across from you? Use a representation of the unit circle to make generalizations.

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11 Resources

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Graphing Ferris Wheel Heights

12th Grade Math

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Big Idea:As a person rides the Ferris wheel, what happens to their height over time? Students create graphs of these functions with as much detail as possible.

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Changing Ferris Wheels

12th Grade Math

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Ferris Wheels

Big Idea:How do changes to the Ferris wheel affect the graph? Without having studied transformations of trigonometric functions, students can develop their own generalizations about this using Ferris wheels.

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Ferris Wheel Speeds

12th Grade Math

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Ferris Wheels

Big Idea:How fast is the rider actually moving as the wheel turns? How do changing the angular speed and the radius of the wheel affect the speed of the rider? Students make a generalization about how these changes affect the rider's speed.

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From Degrees to Radians, Ferris Wheel Style

12th Grade Math

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Ferris Wheels

Big Idea:If you know the angular speed of a Ferris wheel, can you determine how far a rider travels in a given amount of time? Use angular speed to convert degrees to radians.

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11 Resources

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Ferris Wheels and Triangles

12th Grade Math

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Big Idea:Giving students many days to make this connection enables them to understand it much more deeply--and to start asking questions about how to find more coordinates.

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Ferris Wheels and Trigonometry

12th Grade Math

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Ferris Wheels

Big Idea:After many days of investigation, students will finally apply their previous knowledge to this new problem--and take the first steps to extend right triangle trigonometry to all points on the unit circle.

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11 Resources

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Ferris Wheel Function Rules

12th Grade Math

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Ferris Wheels

Big Idea:How can we complete the multiple representations of this relationship? Is there a function rule for this situation? Students will write and test function rules using online graphing tools.

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9 Resources

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Ferris Wheel Unit Review

12th Grade Math

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Ferris Wheels

Big Idea:A thorough, leveled review of the key skills of this unit provides students with the opportunity to assess their understanding and make a work plan based on this self-assessment.

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Ferris Wheel Summative Assessment

12th Grade Math

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Ferris Wheels

Big Idea:Leveled assessments enable all students to succeed--and encourage students to challenge themselves.

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