Flying T-shirt Task

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Have you ever caught a prize from a T-shirt cannon? If you do your math, you may have a better chance at that prize! The activity presents this scenario and asks scholars to predict the best position in the stands for catching the T-shirt. Presented as an open-ended question, learners may use different strategies to reach their conclusion.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Form collaborative groups to work through the problem independently or with guidance
  • Differentiate by providing the linear equation or guiding some through the steps of writing the equation
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need to write a linear equation for the activity

  • Provides extension questions to help differentiate
  • Document is in Word format, allowing pupils to edit it easily

  • None
Common Core