Leaky Faucet

In the assessment task, learners investigate the rate at which a faucet leaks. They use unit conversions to determine the amount of water that leaks in a year. Maybe they should just fix the leak! 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a class activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need to have experience with unit conversions
  • Teachers can use the task at the middle school level
Pros

  • Easily understood context helps hold pupils' attention
  • Task includes an answer key and rubric
Cons

  • The rubric contains typos
Common Core