Think about what you notice and wonder and what you think your students would notice and wonder. Share your lists!

12/7/12

by vklein

Think about what you notice and wonder and what you think your students would notice and wonder. Share your lists!

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I notice that the LCD is 8.

I notice that they have different demoninators

I notice that the fraction 3/4 is the biggest

I notice that the fraction 1/8 is the smallest

I wonder if we have to add them together

I wonder why he rented these movies

Notice

– Mr. Davis rented 4 movies

– all movies are >1 hour and <3 hours

– all movies are a whole number of hours and some part of an hour, expressed as a mixed number (not as minutes)

– I can convert the mixed number to minutes using a proportion, like 3/4 = x/60

– Searching for Sara is the shortest movie

– The Array is the longest movie

– The movies appear to be listed in order from shortest to longest

– All but one of the fraction parts (of the movie lengths) have a numerator of 1

Wonder

– why do you need 4 movies for 1 weekend?

– why did he rent these titles?

– if I wanted to watch 2 per night, which two would I watch to have approx. equal viewing time each night?

Notice:

-The lengths of the movies are in order from least to greatest from the top of the chart to the bottom of the chart.

-The lengths of the movies are expressed as mixed numbers.

-Searching for Sara is the shortest movie and The Array is the longest movie.

Wonder:

-Are we going to compare the lengths of the movies?

-Will we need to find a common denominator for the fractions?

-Is Mr. Davis going to watch all four movies over the weekend?