I was watching Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show last week and saw this…
After a few tweets:
— Jon Orr (@MrOrr_geek) October 20, 2014
@MrOrr_geek Makes sense. W/out knowing thickness or integrity of pumpkins, I guess you’re left with diameter, circumference, weight…
— Andrew Stadel (@mr_stadel) October 21, 2014
I decided to gather some data…..maybe other math teachers out there would blow up a pumpkin and send me the data. I put together a form/activity for people to fill out. See the form below.
So….when the data files in I will send out a spreadsheet so teachers can analyze the data with their class. Hopefully we will see some relationships….and be able to predict how many rubber bands to blow up pumpkins next Halloween!
Here are some videos so far….
Please contribute to the data
Kyle Pearce (@mathletepearce) has written on his blog about this activity. Check it out!
This is my class and our result —- 407 bands