I’m a little late on posting our work from Friday. Our warm up was from GetMadMath.weebly.com. Jen McAleer, the brains behind the site has put together a collection of tasks that create a bit of controversy. We completed the Starburst MiniGate task.

Part 1: Estimate

Students estimated too high, too low and best guess.

Reveal:

Part 2: Estimate the number in a bag.

Along with an estimate I had students determine how many 1/4 cups scoops would be in the bag if the bag had their estimate.

Part 3: Reveal the number in the bag.

After the students grumbled about how far they were off or celebrated if they were close they determined how many 1/4 cups scoops would be in a bag. We determined about 4 scoops would be in the bag. Now for the controversial part…this is the part that made them super mad!

Show the Nutrition Lable and point out that it says 6 scoops should be in the bag.

Are you kidding??? There were only 4 scoops in that bag and it says there’s supposed to be 6?? Come on.

The students voiced their dislike for being ripped off.

We next worked on how much we should have paid for this bag instead of paying $3.09

There are more tasks over at GetMadMath.weebly.com go ahead and check them out.

For the remainder of class we finished our quiz and mastery work from yesterday. Today the students felt more relaxed and comfortable about the quiz. More comfortable students = more confident about their work.

I’ll be taking a break from blogging everyday this week but you can still follow my day-to-day on my spreadsheet.

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