Modeling a Ferris Wheel with trigonometric functions is fun and engaging in this design project. In this project students will work as a civil engineer to improve and save the amusement parks Ferris Wheel.
Linear and angular speed is converted to determine the number of revolutions and time needed for the Ferris Wheel to operate at its greatest potential.
This one-two day project is a great finale for an trigonometric function unit. Students will enjoy the task of improving the Amusement park and will be required to use critical thinking to make their final proposal.
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