It's pretty common for skateboards to break. So Tim Piumarta makes skateboards that "last a ridiculously long time." He has to understand everything from force and kinetic energy to measurement and algebra in order to make extremely strong, long-lasting boards.
Running time 5:50 minutes
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Hands-On Math Activity:
Topics: Decimal Operations; Statistics
Grades: 6 - 8
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