Math Practice Topic: Supporting Ramps

Description: Recognizing slope using ramps and towers.

Adaptive Learning Progression: The underlying math becomes more complex.

Sample Levels (out of 6)

Answer based on the diagram

1.
Peter built a ramp using 10 blocks and a board.

He wants to add support to the ramp with a tower of 5 blocks.
Where on the number line does the this tower belong?

2.
Cindy built a ramp using 16 blocks and a board.

She wants to add another support tower at point 1 on the number line.
How tall should this tower be? block(s)

Answer based on the diagram

1.
John built a ramp using 2 blocks and a board.

He wants to extend the ramp to reach point 5 on the number line.
How tall should the tower be at point 5? block(s)

2.
Peter built a ramp using 3 blocks and a board.

He wants to extend the ramp to reach point 10 on the number line.
How tall should the tower be at point 10? block(s)

Answer based on the diagram

1.
Miguel built a ramp with 3 blocks on one end and 21 blocks on the other end.

He wants to add support to the ramp with a tower of 6 blocks.
Where on the number line does this tower belong?

2.
Sharon built a ramp with 2 blocks on one end and 16 blocks on the other end.

She wants to add support to the ramp with a tower of 8 blocks.
Where on the number line does this tower belong?


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