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# Cup Stacking Activity Part 1

Name(s)_____________________________________

Do ALL of your measurements in centimeters (cm). This will give you the most
accurate results.

1) Questions:
a) Given 2 of each cup, which stack is taller? __________________________
b) Given 15 of each cup, which stack is taller? ________________________
c) How many cups does it take for the stacks to be equal in height?
_______________________________

2) Observations:
a) Description of cup #1: (include measurements and word descriptions)

## b) Description of cup #2: (include measurements and word descriptions)

c) What is the height of the stacks when they have the same number of cups?
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3) Use tables, diagrams, equations, numbers, figures, etc. to mathematically show
the solution that your group found for this problem.

## Cup Stacking Activity Part 2:

Use your knowledge from Part 1, and the fact that Mrs. Maynard is 56 (on a good
day) to answer the following. Continue using centimeters (cm) to measure and
compare heights.

Stack A
Using Cup 1:
1) How many cups tall is Mrs. Maynard in cups*? Initial guess ____________
*No stacking cups right next to Mrs. Maynard
How can you test your guess? (HINT: Use a table, equation, or graph to help.)

## Try to answer the question again.

2) How did you get that answer?

## Use your work to write an equation for Cup 1.

Stack B

____________________________

Using Cup 2:
1) How many cups tall is Mrs. Maynard*? (Initial Guess) _________________
* No stacking cups right next to Mrs. Maynard
How can you test your guess? Was it right?
What did you learn from Cup 1 that helped?
2) Does Stack A or Stack B use fewer cups to measure Mrs. Maynards height?
3) Will that stack always use fewer cups to measure the height of something?
Why/why not?

Systems Introduction
1. Moolah has 27 coins. They are all dimes and quarters. The value of
the coins is \$4.35. How many dimes and quarters does she have?
(x=dimes and y= quarters)
Equation that would show how many of each type of coin would equal
27 coins.
Equation of how many of each coins would equal \$4.35. (hint dimes = .
10 and quarters=.25)

2. A farmer looks out into the barnyard and sees the pigs and chickens.
He says to his daughter I count 169 heads and 398 feet. How many
pigs and how many chickens are out there? (x =pigs and y = feet)
Equation that would show how many pigs and chickens would equal