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MemberApril 18, 2022 at 2:23 am
I will try to spark curiosity by using the Boat on the River 3 Act Math problem. I love that this video just shows a short clip and withholds all the information from students that a typical math problem may have and that it’s presented in video form. I also love that there’s so many things that my lower level learners will be able to “notice and wonder” like why is this boat tilted in the first place, will the boat make it, etc. and more importantly gives me a chance to value students’ voice and contributions to the lesson. I also love that this activity builds estimation, as we tell them the scaling in Act 2 and before doing any math it builds number sense in students where students try to estimate how tall the bridge/boat is.