PREDICTION: I predict that this will be about problem solving.
READ: Eight school friends gave each other valentine’s day cards. How many cards were exchanged?
CLARIFY: There was nothing to clarify.
THE BIG QUESTION: How many cards were exchanged?
STRATEGIE: I asked myself if I was one of the 8 how many cards would I get?
SUMMARY: I worked out that I would get 7 cards and everyone else would get 7 cards which is 7×8=56.
Today was the day, doomsday had arived. I don’t have much time, I have to get to the the center of the earth to stop this crisis. luckily I have a giant battle machine that has a drill attached. I rushed home to get my battle machine. As I entered the huge metal monster, the ground started to shake and the earth opened up. My machine fell through the giant crater inbeded in the ground. this was good I could get to the center earth in no time. Unfortunatly it was to late the earth was already a giant ball of rubble, I thought I had enough time to stop it.
Predict: I predict that this problem will be about problem solving.
Read: A gambler begins with $21. In the first minute he loes $5. In the next minute he wins $3. How long does it take for him to loes $21 if he continues losing and winning and this way.
Clarify: there was nothing to clarify.
The Big Question: How long does it take for him to lose $21.
Strategie: I counted the minute he lost $5 and minutes he lost $3.
Summary: This was a good problem to finish off the term but it was also very challenging.
Answer: 22 minutes