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Teach your class to think outside the box. Scholars use the concept of equality to solve a problem in the assessment task. They determine how to use a scale to identify the one box out of a set of nine boxes that is heavier than the others.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide manipulatives for struggling learners
Classroom Considerations
  • While the task is worthwhile, it does not assess the indicated Common Core standards
  • The class should have previous experience using balances in reasoning about equality
  • Requires pupils to think analytically
  • Teacher resource lists reflection questions that help instructors determine how well learners performed on the task
  • Diagram overlaps text in some cases
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