Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stacking Cups

This week in math, we completed a problem solving task developing a relationship between Styrofoam cups, graphs, and equations.  How many cups do we need to reach the top of the bulletin board? Students used multiple problem solving strategies to develop the relationship. After finding the pattern and equation, students looked for the relationship between the graph and the equation.  Finally, students applied their method to another type of cups.  Lots of excitement in math class. We hope that students will relate this activity to our upcoming unit in Linear Equations in Pre-Algebra and Systems of Linear Equations in Algebra! 

Students working on the stacking cups project in math class.