## 26 MarMixture: Using the Real World Method to Solve

Math Standards: A.CED.2; A.CED.3; A.REI.11 CTE Standards:  FPP.03.01; FPP.04.01; FPP.04.03 Teacher Note:  The interest in this problem is the use of the Pearson Square method to solve.  It is the commonly taught solution method in Agriculture classes at the college level.  It is interesting that most math...

## 26 JanShortcuts, Do They Work?

Mathematical Practice Standards:  Reason abstractly and quantitatively.  Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Aaron needs to rip (cut length wise) a 2 x 10 into 3 equal strips.  He does not like working with the ugly number that is the width of the 2 x 10,...

## 04 DecWhat do cantilevers and pulling nails have in common?

Math Standard: A.CED.1 Create equations in one variable and use them to solve problems. G.CO.2 Represent transformations. CTE Standard:             Students will understand how levers and fulcrums are used in construction. Teacher Notes/Materials Needed: Ruler, cups, fulcrum, fun size candy bars, 2 x 10 x 10, CTE Situation (opener): What principle is involved in deciding...

## 13 SepWe Demand (and Supply) Candy

Math Standard: Label ordered pairs, finding domain and range, writing inequalities Solve polynomial systems by graphing CTE Standard: Define business related terms:  demand (elastic), supply, equilibrium point; Create an Excel chart from table data; Graph a set of points on Excel – labeling via a text box; Change the axis...

## 13 MarWriting About Rafter Tables

The following table is called a rafter table in the construction industry. The table is used by carpenters to calculate the length of rafters if you know the slope of a roof. Roof Slope Rafter 2 in 12 1.014 3 in 12 1.031 4 in 12 1.054 5 in 12 1.083 6 in 12 1.118 7 in 12 1.158 8 in...

## 27 JanHow Much Is Enough?

Goal:  You will be able to calculate the linear feet of window trim needed for any dimension window. Interior window trim (casing) is a molding that is nailed to the finished window frame to give the window a “finished” look. The trim is located on the inside of...