Today we did a Three Act Task and it was the coolest thing to witness in the classroom! Everyone was engaged, curious, asking questions, and working together. When we all had answers we teamed up and explained our thinking. And here's the kicker...when we had a final answer, NO ONE got upset if they got it wrong. It was just a learning experience. Wooho!
Check out the video below. What do you wonder?
We wanted to know how many little chocolate squares were in the big chocolate square.
We realized we needed to know how many little squares were in each column and how many were in each row. We figured out from the pictures below there were definitely six in a column, but for the rows we had to use our estimation skills.
Here we are hard at work trying to reason our way through this tricky problem.
Turns out there are 18 little squares of chocolate. Almost enough to share...
We're thinking tomorrow we should calculate grams of sugar or calories or something even trickier. But really we just want to each some chocolate.