Algebra: Linear Marshmallow Graphing Common Core Activity

Algebra: Linear Marshmallow Graphing Common Core Activity
Algebra: Linear Marshmallow Graphing Common Core Activity
Algebra: Linear Marshmallow Graphing Common Core Activity
Algebra: Linear Marshmallow Graphing Common Core Activity
Subjects
Grade Levels
8th, 9th
Product Rating
File Type
PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
0.77 MB   |   5 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Students love when teachers bring food to math class! Get your students to practice and apply their linear graphing skills with enthusiasm by giving them this fun marshmallow linear graphing activity. Includes 2 tasks which can be assigned the same day or on different days depending on the skill of the class.

Task #1
Students will work in groups of four to make a table and graph to represent the calories in marshmallows by reading and interpreting a nutrition label. Then they will answer a series of questions in which they will use the slope formula, write a linear equation, and use the linear equation to find the calories in given amounts of marshmallows.

Task #2
Students will continue working to make a table and graph to represent the height in centimeters of a stack of one, two, three, and more marshmallows. Then they will answer a series of questions in which they will use the slope formula, write a linear equation, and use the linear equation to find the height in centimeters for given amounts of marshmallows.

A perfect application for linear skills whether your school is Common Core or not.

8.F.A.2, 8.F.B.4, 8.F.B.5, HSF-IF.B.6

Note: Students should have had some previous experience with slope-intercept form of the line, and slope formula before attempting this activity. This activity uses rounding, line of best fit in a very introductory way, and whole number slopes only.

PLEASE NOTE: The student work will vary depending on how they scale their y-axis and depending on which points they choose for finding the slope. Therefore there is no key.
Total Pages
5
Answer Key
Does Not Apply
Teaching Duration
50 Minutes

Average Ratings

4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
4.0
Total:
34 ratings
COMMENTS AND RATINGS:
Please log in to post a question.
PRODUCT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
$2.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
User Rating: 4.0/4.0
 (1,182 Followers)
$2.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
Algebra: Linear Marshmallow Graphing Common Core Activity
Algebra: Linear Marshmallow Graphing Common Core Activity
Algebra: Linear Marshmallow Graphing Common Core Activity
Algebra: Linear Marshmallow Graphing Common Core Activity