Marbles in a Glass

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Allow learners to design their own strategies to solve a problem. Given dimensions of a glass and a smaller marble, scholars must find the dimensions of a larger marble. The answer key suggests using the Pythagorean Theorem, but multiple methods are possible.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a series of similar questions for learners to practice
  • Have learners present their different approaches to the problem
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should have a solid understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem and how to apply it in design situations
Pros
  • Provides resources in an editable format to allow for making changes easily
  • Uses an open-ended question to encourage creative approaches to the problem
Cons
  • None
Common Core