This project based learning lesson plan helps students construct their own catapults from available materials and then use the catapults to measure median, mode, range, and mean. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions with pictures means this can be an independent or small group project. It's a fun and engaging way to use math in real world situations. Aligned to national standards.
SWBAT: Understand and apply the following terms:
Measurement, mean, mode, median, range, graphing, unit conversion, trebuchet.
SWBAT measure mean, mode, median, and range using stem and leaf plots in both inches and centimeters.
SWBAT draw conclusions by comparing their results to their peers.