Leaky Faucet

A dripping faucet may be enough to drive you crazy, but it also teaches you a little about ratios. Presented with the volume of a sink and the rate the water is dripping, scholars must devise a plant to determine how long it will take the sink to overflow. Once they are confident with their answers, they watch to the end of a video to see just how long it really takes.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate as a collaborative performance task during a unit on ratios and proportions
  • Lead the lesson as a whole group exploration
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires background knowledge of writing ratios and proportions

  • Presents the information through video, adding to the suspense 
  • Includes all necessary information to find a solution to the question

  • None
Common Core