This Functions and the Volume of Vases lesson plan also includes:
Model the rate of increase using the volume of vases. As groups fill a vase, one cup at a time, they measure the height of the water. After repeating this with different-sized vases, they analyze the data. Graphical representations show the change in the rate of increase as the shape of the vase changes.
- Create a bulletin board with work from each group
- Assemble a variety of vases that have changes in their rate of volume increase
- Requires time in advance to collect and prepare materials
- Provides individuals with a visual representation of rates of change