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Delving Deeper
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.

Grades 9-12
Math Coordinator / Coach
Problem Solving / Problem Posing