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:

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!