Each year is the amount of saliva created each year

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much saliva does the city of Denver create each day? Each year? Is the amount of saliva created each year by the population of China MORE or less than the amount of water in The Great Lakes? How to use this as an assessment? You know your students best! If I were doing this with a GOOD group of middle school students who had mastered volume, this is the assessment I'd give them. Look at this meme! Is it true? Use your technology to research both saliva production and the size of swimming pools. Then use your knowledge of volume to answer whether or not this is reasonable. Justify your answers with clear mathematical knowledge and computation. Use the rubric to get full credit! My rubric would require showing formulas for volume and how it was computed, how they got their numbers for the dimensions of the pool and the amount of saliva and the life span, including documenting sources. I'd want them to explain answers in complete sentences with correct mathematical vocabulary. If your kids aren't ready for this freedom, structure it for them! (But, please, give them a chance and build the opportunities. They'll get there, I promise!)
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  • Summer '18
  • Meghan Craft
  • Algebra, Litre, swimming pools, Cubic metre, Olympic-size swimming pool

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