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  • Victoria Murphy

    November 12, 2022 at 7:32 am

    I am going to use the Planting Flowers lesson in MMM to teach and work on 2-step equations. I actually am thinking about the Hero’s lesson in relation to the first activity, the sunflower problem. The lower part of the grid is the Notice and Wonder about the sunflower growing, I was thinking though of changing it slightly to ask questions along the way of “Predict: At what week will the sunflower be 20 inches?” and then for 28 inches and then for 42 inches (which will be a partial week answer). My hope is that students will use a double number line, number line, chart, or diagram to solve this and then we can talk about how to write an algebraic rule for it (similar to the Pentomino Activity), which would be the climax or peak of the activity (Hero’s chart). We would then use that equation to solve “when will it reach its maximum height?”.