What interesting questions could we ask about this ticket roll?
What interesting questions could we ask about this water tank?
What can the first act of good and bad movies teach us about the best application problems?
What can the second act of good and bad movies teach us about the best application problems?
What can the third act of good and bad movies teach us about the best application problems?
All of these algebra problems present their entire problem in one frame, all at once. Can you identify the first act hook? How will the problem end in the third act? Can you narrate the questions that make up the second act.
Here are the pieces of four great conceptual math problems. Can you assemble them into a story and teach them to the class?
Please give me some feedback on today's workshop so I can improve it for our next session. Let me know what you liked, what you disagreed with, and what you'd like to hear more about.
Dan Meyer taught high school mathematics from 2004 to 2010 and currently studies at Stanford University on a doctoral fellowship. His professional interests are curriculum design and teacher education. His personal interests are graphic design, filmmaking, and infographics. He keeps a steady eye out for collisions between the two. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife.