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Warm Up Question #6

What is the distance record for jumping a Big Wheel?

With a back flip even!

{ 2 } Comments

  1. mr g | December 9, 2008 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Quick question: do you ever reveal the answers to your random warm-up q’s on your blog? I love the questions and would love to use them in my own classroom, but I have no answers!

    Thanks.

  2. Mr. K | December 9, 2008 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    I intentionally don’t include the answers.

    The answers are all easily available (via, say, Google), and you get a bit of extra suspense while you go find them. Plus, you never know what else you’ll learn in the process.

    In this one, for example, the common question came up about whether the skateboarder who was tracking him with the helmet cam, and who clearly lost his board on the jump, was injured on the other side.

    Despite my best intentions, this turned into a discussion of how math can save your ass, and how to design landing areas for motorcycle and ski jumps.