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  • Brent Sturtevant

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    October 28, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Recently, I did a lesson that showed me stacking books. What was funny is I was looking for one answer and thought it was obvious. I wanted them to think about at what rate the tower of books was increasing however I got a list of other ideas. The students thought I was looking for the following: the weight and change of the tower with each book, how fast I can stack books, the volume of tower and how it changes with each book, and how many edges are shown when placing another book on the tower. When hearing these answers, I realized that we could actually solve for all of these and that with each situation that proportional reasoning could be used.