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MemberJune 2, 2022 at 1:24 am
I love this concept. I really feel like we are conditioning students to not think. Showing them the Hero’s journey and explaining in lots of different ways that the struggle is part of what makes a good learner.
I am using a 3 act math problem from our text about two people who are on the 7th floor of the building. One of them takes the elevator and one of them takes the stairs and the question to be answered is…who will reach the 1st floor first.
I am not a HUGE fan of this one because I feel like there is a trick…we didn’t know how long the elevator person got delayed. I get why, so there can be an intercept, but it felt like a trick.
When I have done this with my students they love to point out the variability of the elevator because you can have people get on at every floor and it would take even longer.