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Submitted by david.thacker on
Using Math to Stack Cups

In Ms. Whiteside’s 8th grade math class, students explored the answer to the following question: How many stacked cups do you think it would take to reach the top of the table? 

We worked through different ways of stacking cups to see how linear graphs would compare with proportional graphs. We challenged student assumptions about all graphs needing to pass through the point (0,0).

And we had a great time transitioning from the theoretical, graphical representation to practicing with cups ourselves.

By Ms. Whiteside