Walking up the stairs little girl

Autumn is “famous” for being the little girl in the following video used in the Eureka Math/EngageNY Curriculum:

She did this when she was 4 years old on the first take.  You will see her mention this video in other videos, and has become a sort of “by line” that she uses when she introduces herself, “You may remember me from such videos as Walking Up the Stairs Little Girl.”  (Think Troy McClure from the Simpsons.)

About the video: Students are suppose to graph the man’s height versus time and Autumn’s height versus time on the same coordinate plane.  It is a great activity because students have to decide what the units for height should be, where to measure the heights to (the top of the head or bottom of their feet or whatever), and accurately present a picture of where the two graphs intersect.

You can see how this video is used by going to Lesson 5 of Module 1 of the Algebra I (grade 9) of the Eureka Math Curriculum or the EngageNY Curriculum.

CHANNEL: Growing Up With Eureka
© 2015 Autumn Baldridge and Scott Baldridge
Supported by NSF CAREER grant DMS-0748636

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About Scott Baldridge

Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, LSU. Geometric topologist: gauge theory, exotic 4-manifolds, knot theory. Author: Elementary Mathematics for Teachers.
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