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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2014 Regional Conference and Exposition: Richmond, Virginia

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

108- Filling Bottles with Water

Thursday, November 13, 2014: 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
E25 (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Addie Evans

  • 108_Evans_FillingBottlesWithWater.pdf (227.1 kB)

  • We will study the graphs relating the water level to the volume of water inside bottles of varying shapes as they are gradually filled. The activity provides an intuitive context for understanding the graph of a function and its rate of change. We will consider which bottles produce linear graphs and what the slope means in this case.

    Presentation Format: 9-12 Gallery Workshop
    Grade Band Audience: 6 to 8, 9 to 12

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