When Planning a bungee jump, the determining the of cord length is very important--too short, and the jumper doesn’t get much of a thrill; too long, and ouch!

In this activity, you will model a bungee jump using a Barbie® doll and rubber bands. The distance to which the doll will fall is directly proportional to the number of rubber bands, so this context is used to examine linear functions.

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Based on lesson from illuminations.nctm.org