Finding a Location for Your Kitchen Island

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Where is the best place to work? Small groups map out a kitchen on a coordinate plane and find the centers of the work triangle to find the best place to install an island. The teams use algebraic methods to locate the center by finding the equations of important lines and the point of intersection.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Review finding the equation of a line with a given slope and point
  • Provide the definitions of each of the centers of a triangle
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires learners to determine the locations of the appliances in their kitchens
Pros
  • Contains a sample of a completed task for reference
  • Includes a scoring rubric for consistent grading
Cons
  • None