Representing High School Examples

Will the ball go into the hoop? (Dan Meyer Version) 1

Barbie Bungee: 3

Mullet Ratio:4 

Polynomial Video5

  • Polynomials Grade 9: Using Algetiles to Represent Polynomials (sort, factor, operations)
  • When students are given the tiles without the teacher first describing what they represent, it allows the students to explore the relationship between the tiles. Essentially they are determining which ones have the same length. Working from student experience allows the teacher to build on language that students use to describe how they sorted the tiles or how they constructed a rectangle.


1Meyer, D., 2016. [Updated] Will It Hit The Hoop?. [online] dy/dan. Available at: <> [Accessed 20 August 2021].

2Desmos, n.d. Will It Hit the Hoop? • Activity Builder by Desmos. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 20 August 2021]. 2019. Linear Regression and Barbie Bungee. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 20 August 2021].

4Vaudrey, M., 2012. The Mullet Ratio. [online] Matt Vaudrey. Available at: <> [Accessed 20 August 2021].

5Eberharter, L., n.d. ROVER | Polynomials P9.4. [online] ROVER. Available at: <> [Accessed 20 August 2021].

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