Where's The Firehouse?

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Ian Callon


Students will be tasked with finding the best location for a firehouse given houses along a street, which are represented as points on a line. The worksheet and accompanying GeoGebra sketch will not tell students how to approach the task, leading students to practice reasoning skills.  In this paper, I will argue that rich tasks such as this one will benefit students more on end of course assessments under the Common Core and PARCC, and in mathematics classes in general.

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