Skateboard Assembly - Line Balance

Utilize the lesson on utilization. The second installment of a nine-part technology/engineering series teaches scholars about the flow of a balanced assembly line and the definition of utilization. Videos, activities, and simulations support learning and understanding.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have a business teacher help with utilization and cost analysis
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson builds on assembly line knowledge from previous lesson
  • Learners need to be able to compute with fractions and decimals (elementary lesson), solve proportions (middle school lesson), compute percent change, use linear equations, and interpret slope in cost equations (high school lesson)
  • The second in a series of nine related resources
Pros

  • Lesson plan provides pacing guide and outline for each level
  • Resource includes answer key documents for all worksheets
Cons

  • Lesson references PowerPoint, but it does not provide a link