Sports

Designing Stronger Skateboards

Synopsis:

It's pretty common for skateboards to break. So Tim Piumarta makes skateboards that "last a ridiculously long time." He has to understand force and kinetic energy to measurement and algebra in order to make them extremely strong and long-lasting.
Running time 05:57 minutes

 


Classroom Activity:

Skateboard Flex
Subject:   Mathematics
Topics:   Decimal operations, Statistics, Algebra
Grades:   6 – 8
Concepts:
– Ratio
– Mean
– Coordinates
– Function
Knowledge and Skills:

– Can describe a real world situation in terms of ratios.
– Can do operations with decimal numbers.
– Can find the mean of a set of data.
– Can plot a point in a two-dimensional coordinate system, given the coordinates.
– Can relate aspects of a graphical model to the real world situation which is being modeled.

Download Activity: Skateboard Flex (PDF)

 

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