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by Dan Meyer


Act One

  • Dan Meyer

    Dan Meyer

    July 07, 2015

    How should I set the timer so I can take the longest possible nap without missing cousin Adarsh's graduation?

  • 1.

    What is your best guess?

  • 2.

    What is an answer you know is too high / too low?

Act Two

  • 3.

    What information would be useful to know?

  • Teacher note
    Invite students to create a table and record data from the following video. Then plot a line for that data in Desmos.com.
  • VideoLonger Graduation Video
  • Teacher note
    Pass out this handout.
  • FileHarvard Commencement Handout

Act Three

  • VideoAnswer
  • Teacher note
    Show the answer. Discuss sources of error. (It seems the reader sped up after the first few minutes.) Then acknowledge the best guess and calculation.


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