Problem of the Month(POM)/Expert Investigations

Problem of the Month(POM)/Expert Investigations

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Between the Lines

by Patricia Finck

8.G.7 Level D This task challenges a student to find the relationship between the sizes of three given overlapping squares. An understanding of angle relationships and definitions, congruency, and the Pythagorean Theorem deepen students’ understanding and access to the mathematics in this level.
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First Rate

by Patricia Finck

8.G.7 Level E This task challenges a student to determine the time and speed a football must be thrown to complete a pass to a tight end when presented with a situation that involves related rates in the context of a football game. Student also analyze the movement and distance of the players using right triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem.
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Mega Maid

by Patricia Finck

8.G.9 How big is Mega Maid’s vacuum bag; “Spaceballs”? Students determine the volume or air being removed and replaced in the atmosphere. Students calculate the volume of the planet. Student estimate rate of speed of the vacuum cleaner. Lesson includes video clips and questions. (c) 2012 by Emergent Math
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