Don't Pee In The Mathwater

How much math can be found in a swimming pool? Students will use proportional reasoning to explore patterns in water depth, along with rates and the Pythagorean Theorem to win a friendly competition.

Mathematical Domains: Ratios & Proportional Relationships, Geometry, Expressions & Equations

Standards: Grade Levels 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: 6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.3, 7.EE.B.3, 7.EE.B.4, 8.G.B.7, HSG-SRT.B.5

Topics: rates, similar triangles, Pythagorean Theorem, modeling expressions, equating expressions, solving equations, modeling real world situations

Grade Level(s): Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth

Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Resource: Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, ExcelSpreadsheets, PDF, Activities