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MemberJuly 11, 2022 at 12:27 pm
I’m teaching 7th grade (again) in the Fall. This is from our curriculum, Big Ideas. I started with thinking about the problem on absolute value. I know this is a boring problem and the video I made is not very exciting either. However, I think it can be used to get kids to first notice that the zero is missing and hopefully wonder why. They can anticipate what may happen, then be shown the video up to where -1 and 1 have the dot. They can make predictions and then see the video from there, or it can be stopped again and they can make their own patterns as guesses, or just see if they can make patterns that fit the “rule” (which is the opposite values for any rational number set).
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