Coca Cola Pool

Do the math before you do something crazy—like filling a pool full of Coca-Cola. A video shows a pool owner filling a large backyard pool with bottles of Coke. Scholars use the dimensions of the pool to determine the number of bottles needed to fill the pool. Continuing the video allows them to check their solutions.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring a smaller cylinder and bottle of soda for learners to test their solution methods on a smaller scale
  • Incorporate as a performance task during a unit on volume
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects previous experience with calculating the volume of three-dimensional figures
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Pros
  • Uses video to increase interest in the task
  • Includes sample student work to use as a reference
Cons
  • None
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