2) I asked each group to report what they had decided on for their main question. The photo below shows the results from my first hour:
4) After teams had a head start on figuring out what additional information was required (Act 2), I showed the Act 2 video and WILD PANDEMONIUM broke out. Kids were looking for other resources such as dot paper, extra scissors, smaller grid paper, etc. It's always the performance task that seems the most mysterious that totally sucks them in. Below are photos from both classes and videos to try to capture the excitement. A few groups came close to finding the answer to their question, but more time will be needed tomorrow.
Loud is good - when it's an indication of excited and engaged students!