Dental Impressions

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What an impressive task it is to make dental impressions! Pupils learn how dentists use proportional reasoning, unit conversions, and systems of equations to estimate the materials needed to make stone models of dental impressions. You'll never look at a dentist's office the same again.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with a health sciences or Career Technical Education teacher for the lesson
  • Have the class work in pairs
Classroom Considerations

  • Reduce computational load by providing calculators

  • Resource provides standards alignments for both content and mathematical practices, along with commentary on how the performance task covers these standards
  • Teachers and students alike will appreciate an example of real-world mathematics

  • Includes a list of key terms but does not include definitions, leaving it up to the instructor