Activity

Fill ‘er Up

Drink in a lesson on volume. Individuals first view a video clip where a conical cup is used to pour water into a water cooler jug. Using provided dimensions of the cup and the jug, they estimate the number of cups required to fill the jug.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have a water cooler jug and conical cup available for the class to reference
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners must be familiar with volume formulas
  • Experience with applying geometric models is necessary
Pros
  • Includes a solution to the task
  • Shows pupils how math is useful in everyday situations
Cons
  • None
Common Core