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# Can You Dance?

## INTRODUCTION

You may think you can dance, but can you do it without a dance floor?

You will choose an outdoor location for a dance competition, and prepare it for the dance.

## THE PROCESS

1. Decide where the dance competition will be held.

2. Sketch a map of the location – include an area for a dance floor, an area for judges, and an area for dancers to gather and prepare before they dance.

3. Include measurements on your map.

4. Pick a Dance Floor. (Notes about measurements: 1 ft or 1’ (one foot) is about 0.3 m; 39” (39 inches) is about 1 m; 16 ft is about 5 m).

5. How many tiles do you need for your dance floor?

6. How long will it take you and a friend to install the floor?

7. If an acrobatic dancer wants to run and slide along the floor, what is the greatest distance the dancer can slide on your floor?

Websites:

Dance Floor

Materials:

paper and pencil

## ASSESSMENT

 Criteria Work meets standard of excellence Work meets standard of proficiency Work meets acceptable standard Work does not yet meet acceptable standard Visualization: Creates visual representations to solve problems Uses insightful visual representations that lead to an effective solution. Uses meaningful visual representations that lead to a workable solution. Uses simple visual representations that lead to a general solution Uses unclear visual representations that lead to an inaccurate solution. Connections: Connects mathematical concepts to real-world phenomena Makes insightful connections between real-world contexts and mathematical ideas. Makes meaningful connections between real-world contexts and mathematical ideas. Makes simple connections between real-world contexts and mathematical ideas. Makes minimal or weak connections between real-world contexts and mathematical ideas. Reasoning: Makes generalizations Comprehensively analyzes situations and makes insightful generalizations. Completely analyzes situations and makes logical generalizations. Superficially analyzes situations and makes simple generalizations. Is unable to analyze situations and make generalizations.