1) A car is driving down a road.
Draw the graph, and tell the story.
Minutes past

Distance
(miles) from the house

1

1

2

2

3

5

4

7

5

7

6

8

7

9

8

9

9

9

10

5

11

3

12

0

We drew a graph for this on the
white board. The story they told went like this “for the first 2 minutes the
car was driving slowly because there was a police car behind it. Then, the
police car drove away in the other direction. The car sped up because there was
the parent had to get a child to day care. Then for the 4^{th} and 5^{th}
minute, the car wasn’t moving because it stopped at the day care and the
parents was talking to the instructor. Then the parent drove to the store, and
bought a few things, so the car stood in place, and then started driving home.
In 3 minute, the car was home.” I had them think about what it means when the
time is changing but the distance isn’t (I made a mistake of making it in
miles, because none of the kids knew what miles were).
2) The temperature in the Arctic
changes over the week. Kids: make a graph, explain how the temperature is
changing.
Day
1

3

Day
2

5

Day
3

9

Day
4

9

Day
5

9

Day
6

6

Day
7

0

They can’t draw the graph on
their own yet, but they can plot the points and connect them with line
segments. Ask: “If the temperature changes, but the day doesn’t?” “What if the
day changes but the temperature doesn’t?”
3)
Dima,
Sasha, Max, and Katya have different pets. Each of them has a kangaroo, a squirrel,
a cat, or a bird. Who has which pet? Make a table.
Clues:
§
Dima
has a pet that has feathers.
§
Sasha
and Katya have pets that don’t start with the first letter of their name.
§
Max’s
pet and Dima’s pet have to be kept apart because Max’s may eat Dima’s.
I had the kids draw
a chart and put Xs were things can’t be and color the square in when there is
surely something there (find the intersection of the name and the animal). It
was a good problem for building charts.
4) There are two villages one
always lies, one always tell the truth. They visit each other sometimes. You
come into a village, but you don’t know which one it is. You ask a villager
walking by “do you live in this village?” Make a chart of possible
answers/liar/truthteller/lying village/truthtelling village.
They got kind of confused by this
one because there were many options of what the villager could answer, but it
was still a good exercise for them to think about.
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