Abundant Aluminium

That would make a lot of cans! Learners analyze a photo of a truckload of aluminum to determine its value. The provided information includes the weight of a smaller block and the dimensions of the larger block. It's up to your pupils to devise a strategy for finding the value.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils build a table of all the dimensions and calculations they think of for both the larger and smaller block
  • Create collaborative groups; have each group find a solution and present to the other groups
Classroom Considerations
  • Some pupils may require more guidance while others can work independently
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  • Problem is manageable for different levels of pupils
  • Photos add relevance to the task
  • Does not include a answer to the question