Think about what you notice and wonder and what you think your students would notice and wonder. Share your lists!
I notice that in order to do anything we have to change the denominators
I notice that the black yarn is the longest
I notice that the yellow yarn is the shortest
I notice that the fraction 1/3 is the smallest
I wonder if we have to compare
I wonder if we if we have to subtract
I wonder what denominators we will have to change to solve this problem
I wonder why the black yarn is the longest
- 5 colors of yarn
- length is >15 but <25
- all lengths are expressed as mixed numbers
- two are 20 and some fraction
- two are 17 and some fraction
- one is 25 and some fraction (the biggest one)
- denominators of the fraction parts are different (except for two that are thirds)
- 4 out of 5 have a fraction part that is greater or equal to 1/2
- I can round the ones that are 1/2 or greater up to a whole number to estimate totals
- what is the order from least to greatest (greatest to least)?
- what will we be asked to do with these pieces?
- how do they sell this yarn? (cost per yard?)
- what is the length of each piece in feet?
- how much more black yarn is than each other type?
- if I buy some amount of each, what will remain in stock?
-There are 5 colors of yarn.
-The black yarn is the longest.
-All of the lengths have fractions.
-What are we going to have to do with these lengths?
-Why is there more black yarn than the rest of the colors?
-What are the yarn lengths measured in feet?
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