Filling Up a Swimming Pool Task

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Swimming pools are no fun without water. For a pool in the shape of a trapezoidal prism, scholars first calculate the amount of water needed to fill the pool. They use experimental data on water flow to determine whether to haul water from a creek, use a well, or pay for a local firetruck to deliver water.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • If possible, take the class outside to determine water flow rates using a hose
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should be familiar with how to calculate volumes of prisms
  • Knowledge of unit conversions, proportional reasoning, and rates is also a prerequisite
  • Includes a rubric with sample answers
  • Provides student handouts to easily implement the activity
  • None
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