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What do you notice? What do you wonder?

Spark: Image

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Prompt

How far did he throw the shot put?

Estimate a range of values that might be reasonable, then pick a distance as your “best” estimate.

Image #1

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Image #2

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Image #3

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How might we convince someone that the total distance you came up with is correct without the use of a calculator?

Consolidate: Video

Consolidate: Image

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Extend: Spark Video

Extend: Spark Image

Shot Put Extend 02 Estimate

Extend: Prompt

On the second throw, the shot put landed at the 76 foot marker. The officials used 4 measuring sticks and had to pace out 12 extra feet to measure the total distance. 

How long were the measuring sticks?

Shot Put Extend 03 Sense Making Prompt

Extend: Reveal Video

Extend: Reveal Image #1

Shot Put Extend 04 Sense Making Reveal

Extend: Reveal Image #2

Shot Put Extend 05 Sense Making Solving Equation Symbolically

Consolidation Prompt

There were two additional throws that were measured with different measuring sticks.

On the first throw, the officials used 11 purple measuring sticks and paced out an additional 4 feet to measure a total throw length of 70 feet. 

On the second throw, the officials used 7 blue measuring sticks, but they went 8 feet past the shot put landing spot.

Shot Put Extend 06 Reflect v2

Determine the length of the purple and blue measuring sticks using the approach you’re most comfortable with. 

If you used a concrete and/or visual approach, attempt to represent your thinking symbolically by creating an equation and solving for the length of each measuring stick. 

If you used a symbolic approach (i.e.: creating an equation), attempt to represent your thinking concretely or visually to demonstrate your understanding of why the steps you took to solve the equation worked.