But I'd probably wimp out at the last second.
Several years ago I went to a workshop where we did the Barbie Bungee activity. I thought it was fun, a good idea, and then promptly forgot about it. I don't know what brought it back to mind recently, but I found a link to a Barbie Bungee activity on Illuminations and decided to give it a shot. (It helps that my 3 year old daughter now has quite an assortment of Barbies!) It's an activity in linear regression and would probably be best used in Algebra 2 but I'm going to use my Precalc classes as my guinea pigs (though it does legitimately fit as a topic in Chapter 1).
Here's my typed-up copy.
I'll have to do a little exploring at school this week to see where we can do the final jump. There are a few staircases that might be good.... or maybe we could head outside and use the football or soccer stands. That would be awesome if the weather's nice! I intend to borrow one of our flip cameras to get some footage... I'll post it if I get anything good! (Check out Youtube and Teachertube for some examples if you're not sure what I'm referring to.)