## A Pound of Tea

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Hi,

Brings back memories of presentation of this problem type.

What kind of problem is this going to be, rate or consumption?

Is there enough information to determine these quantities?

Can you be sure the rates are additive?

What are the quantities of interest? Time, consumption, rate

What should the variables be called?

What equation relates the variables?

How to distinguish between Jon’s, Hazel’s and both’s variables?

Can we ORGANIZE these variables and what we know about them in a TABLE?

Establish a BASIS: 1 pound of tea. Now Jon and Hazel’s consumptions can be related.

What do we still need to determine?

What conclusions can we reach? (Rates do not seem to be directly proportional to mug size ;)

What would be simpler methods of solving the problem?

They should try coffee! Thank you for the interesting problem.

I wonder if students will understand how you can have a pound of tea!

In my household, this would be a VERY familiar concept, since going to the tea store to buy bags of tea leaves is a Very Important Task, and we brew tea a few times a day. But many students will only be familiar with tea as a liquid or maybe as tea bags.