Scenario: Sirens are blaring . . .
“The ambulance is coming and there is a patient who has been burned from head to toe.”
“The skin bank has 1000 square inches of skin.”
Doctor: (motions to you)
“Hey, Intern! You are about the same size as the patient. Quick, calculate to see if they have enough skin!!”
This task, created by a group of teachers in Edmonton, asks students to determine how much skin they have. It is based on a story that Steven Leinwand told when he did a workshop in town. Students must determine if the amount of skin available in a hospital emergency room is sufficient to graft an entire body.
In completing this task, students will work with surface areas of composite shapes.
Disclaimer: I left the rubric in the document. It needs work. I feel like I can say that (evaluative feedback), since I was among the group of teachers who wrote this task.
The Word document containing all you need is: Emergency Room Situation