Spaghetti Bridges

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Resource ID#: 31498 Primary Type: Lesson Plan


General Information

Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Internet Connection, Basic Calculators, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office
Instructional Time: 50 Minute(s)
Keywords: data collection, graphing, linear equations, interpret data, sphagetti bridge, make predictions
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Worksheet Problem-Solving Task
Resource Collection: CPALMS

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Problem-Solving Task

Drip, Drop, Drip, Drop:

Students design an experiment to model a leaky faucet and determine the amount of water wasted due to the leak. Using the data they gather in a table, students graph and write an equation for a line of best fit. Students then use their derived equation to make predictions about the amount of water that would be wasted from one leak over a long period of time or the amount wasted by several leaks during a specific time period.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Virtual Manipulative

Line of Best Fit:

This manipulative allows the user to enter multiple coordinates on a grid, estimate a line of best fit, and then determine the equation for a line of best fit.

Type: Virtual Manipulative