Giantburgers

Americans love burgers! Pupils determine whether a given claim about burgers is true by reasoning from the provided information. The task involves operations with scientific notation.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the task as an assessment tool
  • Have pupils research the current U.S. population to use in their calculations
Classroom Considerations

  • The task is listed as an apprentice task, which is more involved than a novice task but less complex than an expert task
Pros

  • Simple, straightforward task that does not require extra direction
  • Incorporates a writing task in the math classroom
Cons

  • Scoring rubric may be a bit confusing
Common Core