In this lesson, students will estimate capacity and the relationship between several unusally shaped containers. They will verify relationships, express the relationship using variables, and apply the expressions to determine equivalent portions for each standard unit.
In this lesson, students encounter a situation in which they must solve for the value of a variable. The equations are in the form of p = qx, in which q, x, and p are all whole number values. This CYBERCHASE activity is motivated by an episode in which the CyberSquad plays a game against Hacker to catch enough "gleamers" to power up the Cyberspace ship. If they win, they get the Encryptor Chip. But first, they must figure out the relationship between gleamers and power glows.