Saturday, August 27, 2011
Bungee Barbie! and CCSS : My rebuttal
Common Core + Bungee Jumping Barbie = Epic Fail
I had just finished reading about the Bungee Barbie experiment in my NEA magazine, and couldn't wait to try it out in my classroom. It aligns with our standards, is research-based and endorsed by NCTM, and above all, is hilariously funny! Check out these sample links for yourself.
So after reading Kathleen's uninformed dismissal of Barbie as an "Epic Fail", (I can just see her bawling her eyes out in the cardboard box in the back of Andy's Mom's car in Toy Story) I just couldn't help but write a rebuttal. So go ahead, read her article, and then my response posted at the bottom of her blog. (also listed here). Weigh in on it, tell me what you think!