Value for money
This sub-collection of materials of the dy/dan collection contains three resources that bring mathematical storytelling to the classroom in the context of ‘value for money’. Resources comprise:
Act One: a video or photograph to provide a ‘hook’ to the problem
Act Two: further relevant information for solving the problem
Act Three: the payoff from the hard work of earlier acts in the form of a video or photograph that resolves the problem
Each resource employs whichever of the ‘acts’ are necessary to accomplish telling the mathematical story.
Act 1Three petrol station pumps are shown with the amount of fuel and price being shown. Which of these gas pumps are trying to rip you off?
Act 1A video is shown of a person running a bath, and a person taking a shower. The video also shows the flow of water from the tap, and the shower head. Which is cheaper, a shower or a bath?