Delving Deeper: The Jug Problem Reloaded
Stan Yoshinobu, John Wilkins
October 2007, Volume 101, Issue 3, Page 229
This issue focuses on the classic "jug problem."
The problem is reworked and extended. Movie clips can be used to discuss this
problem. In this modified jug problem, literal equations and graphs are used to
explore options. The aim of Delving Deeper is for teachers to pose and solve
novel math problems, expand on mathematical connections, or offer new insights
into familiar math concepts. Delving Deeper focuses on mathematics content
appealing to secondary school teachers. It provides a forum that allows
classroom teachers to share their mathematics from their work with students,
their classroom investigations and products, and their other experiences.
Delving Deeper is a regular department of Mathematics Teacher.
Math Coordinator / Coach
Problem Solving / Problem Posing