Drops in a Bucket

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Learning is on the agenda—rain or shine! An open-ended lesson has learners analyze a linear relationship. Young scholars work backward to determine the start time of a rainstorm based on the height of the rain in a bucket at hour intervals.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups create posters with their conclusions and explanations of their processes; display them and hold a gallery walk
  • Ask early finishers to find another way to solve the problem
Classroom Considerations
  • Recommends providing individuals with different options for manipulatives
  • Provides an answer key with multiple solutions methods
  • Includes questioning strategies to help guide the lesson
  • None
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