November 11, 2020 10:30 AM EST - November 11, 2020 11:10 AM EST
Students design a large water collection and retention tub and then propose methods for transporting the water from the tub to villagers in need of water. They apply their understanding of ratio and proportionality to determine water needs and an equitable distribution of water among the villagers. (Grades 6-8)
Kurt Whited is a national math specialist for Savvas Learning. He taught in Japan for two years to gain international experience. He also taught for 5 years as an elementary school teacher in Massachusetts. He was a math specialist for a district and helped run an after school remediation program. He has been an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State College. Most of all he is a lifelong learner.