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Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Bubble Gum Lab

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The 6th graders enjoyed a Bubble Gum Lab in Mrs. Godwin’s Math class while expanding their knowledge of ratios into unit rate. To further their understanding of unit rate, each student was given a piece of bubble gum to chew in timed increments. Students were then able to compare the unit rates between their small, large, and comfortable chomps during 15, 30, and 60 second increments. After recording their data on each table, students were able to identify their chewing speed based on their chomps per second. While the unit rates were not proportional in this environment, students were able to see patterns within their tables and were able to understand how to obtain their unit rates for each of the differing scenarios. Furthermore, students were able to create a proportion based on their findings to predict how many individual times they would chomp their gum per hour.

 


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