Tag Archives: Andrew Stadel

Hotel Snap

[NCTM Illuminations has my blessings and thanks to re-write and feature this lesson on their site.] Andrew Stadel and I recently presented this task at the 2013 CMC‘s North and South Conferences. The Challenge As a team, build a hotel that yields the highest profit [score]. Rules and guidelines for building the hotel Each cube represents a […]

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Stack ’em High

My algebra kiddos are doing Dan Meyer’s Stacking Cups because Andrew Stadel did the lesson and wrote glowingly about it. But Andrew used only one-size cups, I used three (that’s three!) different sizes. Who’s better now. Just eyeballing I ask students to look at me, look at this 12-oz Styrofoam cup that I’m holding, and estimate how many cups they […]

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Visualizing Volume is Tricky!

This was one of those lessons that I think I gained a lot more than my 6th graders did. It was meant as a one-period activity, but I kept going off on different tangents and brought the students along for the ride. Over a month ago Andrew (@mr_stadel) tweeted me a picture that he took of a William Sonoma display of their […]

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Mr. Stadel’s File Cabinet 3-Act Lesson

Monday evening I got a tweet from @mr_stadel: Then he shared his uploaded File Cabinet – Act 1. I tweeted back, “Oh, I’ll start with this tomorrow then!! Thanks!!” Andrew had no idea I could really use a good lesson the next day to kick off our chapter on Areas and Volumes of Solids — specifically, Prisms. Act 1: We […]

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