Drops in a Bucket

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Solving this problem is no drop in the bucket. Given information on the amount of rainwater in a bucket at various times, learners figure out what time it started raining. They apply proportional and linear reasoning to determine their answers.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class perform an experiment testing the situation
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource suggests providing graph paper, counters, markers, algebra tiles, calculators, manipulatives, etc.
  • Pupils should have familiarity with proportional relationships

  • Lists some follow-up discussion questions to use in class
  • Provides solutions to the task

  • Task includes only one problem
Common Core