Dollar Wall

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LinkDollar Wall


Deconstruct the experience. What are the three acts of this story? What were the teacher moves? How is it different than the same kind of problem in a textbook?


Finish the Story

Popcorn Picker

Which acts are missing? What media or information would you need to gather to turn these partial stories into complete math problems?

LinkDueling Discounts

LinkYellow Starbursts


  1. Email a photo or a video that’s less than one minute long to that you think will provoke a lot of questions. Also bring it tomorrow.
  2. Take the end-of-the-day survey.
  3. Deciding on a promising question or content standard for your own three-act task.

LinkDay Two Survey

For assignment #1:

  • +1 – It generates a question.

For assignment #3:

  • +1 – It generates a question.
  • +1 – That question is guessable.
  • +1 – Answering the question requires more information.
  • +1 – Interpreting the answer requires contextual knowledge.
  • +1 – The answer can be validated.