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Staircases and Steepness, Continued

This happened Thursday. By Friday morning the kids who did “base times height” learned that these numbers didn’t match up with the steepness ranking. They said, “That just gives you area.” So I made these sketches, and hopefully the kids understood why finding area wasn’t the same as finding steepness. Those who did not do “base times […]

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Staircase and Steepness

AHHHH, I love how this lesson has turned out so far!! Today was our 3rd day of State testing, and because I have 8th graders for homeroom, we still have three more days of testing next week. Ick. I didn’t want to cram/review again with my 6th graders today, so I thought of doing a lesson on “steepness” (adapted from Swan […]

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