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Starting off Grade 10

September 2, 2014

Our first activity in grade 10 fostered teamwork and a little bit of math. The question was to determine how many plastic cups would be in a stack 6 feet tall.

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There were a few different approaches to solving the problem mathematically, and many groups confirmed their calculations by building tall towers.

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We wrote up solutions and then used post-its to comment on strengths and areas to improve upon.

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Good solutions should have words, numbers, equations, graphs, and a clear explanation of variables and assumptions. A clear diagram can be very useful for showing measurements.

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