It began with a tweet.
And then my #OLW, “curious” surfaced.
What would a student response be?
Quirky, out of the box. Unexpected!
How about response #2?
And again, an unexpected answer!
Now, all in, I had to ask 3 more so I had an even 5.
Small data pool.
But yet, bigger than an N of 1.
Answer 1: “He will have to take the 98 burned cookies sprinkled in powdered sugar because Cameron’s friends and family ate the 185 good cookies!”
Answer 2: “If he promised to take 283 cookies, Cameron will go to the store and make 98 more cookies so he can take the cookies he promised.”
Answer 3: “Cameron wanted to make sure the cookies were good, so he ate four. Then he could only fit 135 cookies into his container. He took 135 cookies to the cookie swap and left the rest for his brother.”
Answer 4: “Cameron will be so embarrassed that he burnt the cookies that he will not go to the cookie swap. He won’t be taking any cookies.”
Answer 5: “Cameron was taking the 185 cookies that were fine to the cookie swap. Along the way, he met a man who was hungry so he gave the man five cookies. Then he met his friend Albert who was not going to the cookie swap because he didn’t have any cookies. Cameron gave him 80 cookies. Cameron took the 100 he had left.
If any of these students “chose” a multiple choice answer and filled in the bubble, would we have known WHY they missed the answer?
100% accurate according to the stories. Hmmm. When a wrong answer is a RIGHT answer!
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I love how you challenged the yes/no dichotomy with a form of storytelling.
It began so “unintentionally” but then I couldn’t stop. It was so much fun! 🙂
You are definitely a “thought-mover.”
Thanks, Margaret. Kids, kids, kids. When we aren’t rushing them are such a source of joy and hope!
I love this. In so many ways!!
I’m still in a state of awe and how easily some could spin a story. What that tells me about them. Yowza!!!
You never know what is going through a person’s mind unless you ask them and listen to them. A “yes” or “no” answer or a multiple guess answer doesn’t afford this opportunity. How can any of these responses be considered incorrect when we listen to the reasoning behind them?
Exactly. And such joyful, passionate, engaged learners! I was impressed by their earnestness and overall “giving” nature!
Story inside a math thinking problem. How wonderful!