The world record for the largest cup of coffee was recently set (see picture above). In this activity students explore scale, similar figures, volume and measurement as they estimate the amount of coffee that this record-sized mug holds. Students also consider how many cups of coffee this mug could produce and the value of the coffee held in this mug.
CCSS: 8.G.9 ,HSG.MG.A.1 ,HSG.GMD.A.3
The Activity: coffee.pdf
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