Yesterday, I posted a new 3-act task on the blog. In the tradition of digital mentors like Graham Fletcher, Andrew Stadel, and Dane Ehlert, I will rarely post an activity on the blog that I don’t intend to use in my own class with students. Today, we did Make It Rain.
Here is what my students noticed during Act 1…
- There’s a lot of money
- There are 20’s, 10’s, 5’s, and 1’s
- There are more 20’s than 10’s
And here’s what they wondered…
- How much money is there?
- Why did it go from greatest to least?
- Why was it being spread out?
- What kind of bills were in the pile?
- How many of each bill is there?
My students are used to analyzing their questions collaboratively. Some of the students noted that we couldn’t answer the “why?” questions without asking the person in the video, who we did not have access to (even though it was me!)
So, then our wonderings looked more like this…