My very first 3 Act Tasks inspired by a trip to Walgreens for a sick teenager! Here is the link to the lesson on Nearpod.
How many cups are in the bottle of Gatorade? Write an estimate that is too high and one that is too low.
What information do you need to help you find a solution?
1 cup = 8 ounces
The Gatorade bottle has 28 fl oz.
Please give me feedback as these are the first two I have tried on my own.
Thank you to Melissa Plunk for suggesting the video edits!
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I love it. Just an idea for a video is pouring the Gatorade into the various measuring cups so you actually see the liquid in each cup.
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I love it! Will do that tonight!
Yes, I agree with Melissa that having the third act, where you see if your answer is actually right, makes a big difference. I do wonder how seeing four cups in the beginning will affect guesses though. For example, would they guess 10 cups when only 4 are visible.
And I should add that this looks really fun. I can imagine some interesting conversations about approaches such as dividing 28 by 8 and getting 3.5, or setting up proportions, or repeated subtraction… great stuff!
That is a great point about the measuring cups in the beginning. My thought process was that they might wonder if it would fill all four. I wonder how I might set up act 1 to allow for a wider range of estimation.
What if you just filled one and showed the bottle on the table next to it without any more empty cups?
I love that idea! Good thing he needs Gatorade tonight!
I did this with my 4th grade class today. I had an extension ready that was perfect for students that solved it quickly:
How many pints are in the bottle of Gatorade?
How many quarts are in the bottle of Gatorade?
How many gallons are in the bottle of Gatorade?
It was a great opportunity for them to work with fractions with different size wholes.
Love it! I will add this to the post for extensions! Thanks for the contribution!