The Art of Math

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Does it balance? An activity provides an opportunity to investigate the mathematics involved in making a balanced mobile. Using a stop-action video, the resource provides the formula needed to create a mobile that balances. The Math at the Core: Ratios video then shows what the result would be if the formula is not followed.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Before watching the video, have the class discuss what variables affect whether the mobile is balanced
  • Provide pupils with written problems asking for the distances that given weights must be from the center to balance
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should understand the basics of ratios
Pros

  • Includes time frames for the activity
  • Contains a suggestion for an extension
Cons

  • None