- Purpose lessons through student inquiry
- Teach basic skills within the context of Project Based Learning
- Remix Gradual Release to more closely align to connected learning practices
The demo lesson is adapted from Mathalicious, with inspiration from Dan Meyer.
-Walk in Place
Critical Lens: Should professional athletes endorse fast food?
Project Connection: This quarter, we’re looking at how fast food is marketed to young people. We want to encourage people to be more critical of what they see in advertising and send a message to marketers that they need to be more responsible.
Purpose: Yesterday we learned that 98% of food advertisements viewed by children are for products that are high in fat, sugar, sodium, and calories. Knowing that often professional athletes are paid spokespeople for fast food, today we are exploring the relationships between exercise and food. What is your favorite fast food-- a guilty pleasure? How much exercise do you have to do to burn off those calories? Are you willing to put in the work to eat how you want?
You Do: Find Your Information
Track down the nutritional information of your favorite guilty pleasure food.
We Do: Calculating Calories
What's important for us to know in order to figure this out? Follow along HERE.
In a small group, brainstorm ideas for how to help people better understand the relationship between calories and exercise. Come up with at least 20 different ideas.
-Remixed nutrition label
-Commercial showing accurate portions
-Workout routines based on nutritional info for fast foods
- Research nutritional information of our favorite fast foods
- Find and make sense of the number of calories burned by different types of exercise
- Correctly write units (e.g. calories, cal/min, etc.) and simplify equations using them
- Calculate how long it would take to burn off our favorite guilty pleasure foods
- How are you remixing Gradual Release in your own classrooms?
- How does remixing i do/we do/you do impact the learning experience?
- How are you situating and purposing basic skills in the context of your units?