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 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

Notice

– 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

Wonder

– 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?

Notice:

-There are 5 colors of yarn.

-The black yarn is the longest.

-All of the lengths have fractions.

Wonder:

-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?