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MemberJune 4, 2022 at 2:31 pm
1- video of penguinarium feeding time. Notice and wonder – Withhold info/anticipation- discuss data needed to solve some of the wonders
2- How much fish is needed to feed all the penguins?
Eliciting data needed, estimation of these: how many penguins there are in the video, how much does one penguin eat (can google that). Share with neighbours and class.
In this aquarium, penguins are fed 3 times a day. Breakfast is 5/12 kg of fish, mid afternoon 1 ¼ kg and supper is ⅚ kg. See how students solve for how many does one penguin eat. They know equivalent fractions by now, but may use braining camp fraction tools
Reveal 2 – there are 20 penguins. <i style=”background-color: var(–bb-content-background-color); font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: inherit;”>Again see how they solve, may multiply by ten first and the double, may double first and then multiply by ten, may add 2 and ½ in in groups etc.