This one-day lesson is designed to introduce the idea of writing equations based upon observed linear relationships between two quantities. In this hands-on activity adapted from NCTM, students will make predictions, represent observations numerically, in a tabular, and graphically. Based upon Aesop’s Fable, The Crow and the Pitcher, this hands-on activity physically models a linear relationship between the number of marbles in a cylinder and the water’s height.
There are slide notes for each card. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. I would be happy to Skype with you prior to implementing this lesson with students or answer questions via instant messaging. My contact info is included on the last slide.
I hope you and your students enjoy it as much as we did!