The Clapper

Give a round of applause for completing the task. Scholars watch a video that shows an extremely fast clapper and a timer. The activity requires applying concepts of rates and proportional reasoning to estimate the number of claps in one minute.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource as a warm-up activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should be familiar with rates
  • Knowledge of estimation strategies is a prerequisite
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Pros
  • Includes a video showing the correct answer
  • Connection to real-life situations may interest learners
Cons
  • None