7.G.1     7.RP.3

Act 1

Watch the video:

Ask students what they noticed and what they wonder.  Record responses.

Suggested question(s):

• How far did the ball roll?

Estimate.  Make two more estimates – one that you know is too high, the other should be one that you know is too low.

Act 2

Give students the following information to students as students ask for it.

Act 3

Students share their strategies and solutions.  Compare strategies as well as solutions.

How reasonable was your estimate?  What might you do differently when you are presented with a similar problem?

Share the following with students to validate their thinking:

Sphero Act 3 Pic

The Sequel:

Act 1

Watch the Video:

Ask students what they noticed and what they wonder.  Record responses.

Suggested question(s):

• How far to complete the rectangle?

Estimate.  Make two more estimates – one that you know is too high, the other should be one that you know is too low.

See Act 2 above.

Act 3

Students share their strategies and solutions.  Compare strategies as well as solutions.

How reasonable was your estimate?  What might you do differently when you are presented with a similar problem?

Share the following with students to validate their thinking:

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3 comments

1. This is so cool. I never have even heard of this toy.

1. It is a cool toy and I knew when we got it that I would find a way to use it for a lesson. Had to keep the dog away to make this. She loves sphero!

2. Every time he moves his finger on his tablet or phone The ball move with it in any Direction