Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
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This task provides students with an opportunity to engage in Florida Standard for Mathematical Practice 6, attending to precision. It intentionally omits some relevant information -- namely, that a typical soda can holds 12 oz of fluid, that a pound is equivalent to 16 dry ounces, and that an ounce of water weighs approximately 1.04 dry ounces (at the temperature of the human body) -- in the interest of having students discover that these are relevant quantities. The incompleteness of the problem statement makes the task more amenable to having students do work in groups.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Hannah Davis
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Leon
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
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