How Many Hits?—Paper Pool

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Young scientists collect data to make observations, understand the pattern, and solve for a formula. The second activity in a five part series continues the Paper Pool game.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Advanced students who quickly find the formula or pattern should be challenged to solve what happens if they use mixed numbers instead of integers
  • Do not lead scholars to the proper formula and let them continue to collect data and make observations as they continue through the rest of the unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes comfort using the Paper Pool applet
Pros

  • Includes the proper formula pupils need to solve for
  • Connects math, science, and problem solving
Cons

  • None
Common Core

MP8