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Linear Equations - Math is Fun at AEC

Monday, August 14, 2017

Challenge: How many Styrofoam cups would you have to stack to reach the top of your math teacher’s head?

Students were challenged to estimate AEC High School math teacher Mr. Hemsworth’s height (195 centimeters)… using cups. They were given 1cup, then an additional cup, and brainstormed ways to determine how many more they would need. Students reinforced skills learned in Algebra 1, including graphing linear equations, all while having fun and working collaboratively with their new classmates. The activity concluded with students finding out how close they were to their original estimate. Mr. H measured in right around 82 cups tall.