Students were allowed to pick their partner, and we headed to the computer lab. I told students that they needed to look at examples of WODBs, which we also did before heading to the computer lab. I then instructed students how to create a Google Doc to insert images and equations. I required students to use their own interests to find four items that one could argue do not belong in a set and also required them to justify using some type of mathematical reasoning. I was really impressed with what some of my students created.
Before you look at the projects my kids created, take a look at the Google Doc I created with the assignment and the rubric.
|Shapes and angles. Which One Doesn't Belong?|
|Items at Chipotle. WODB?|
|Various graphs. WODB?|
|Car Brands. WODB?|
|Fast Food Restaurants. WODB?|
|Symmetrical Superhero Logos. WODB?|
|Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. WODB?|
|Various Equations. WODB?|
|Musical Notes. WODB?|
Since there are several field trips today, I was unable to let my geometry class present. However, I had enough kids in attendance in my Algebra II classes, so I went ahead and let them present. I really enjoyed listening to their arguments and reasoning of their peers' projects. I definitely recommend this project for a one to two day assignment. Feel free to comment if you have any questions.