True story: I ordered a rockin’ Estimation 180 t-shirt from my math pal, Andrew Stadel. I ordered a “medium” but it was a little snug for my taste. I wondered… could we do something to be proactive and help other ladies order the correct size? How do folks determine t-shirt sizes anyway?
So, I measured a few of my favorite size “medium” t-shirts and sent the data along to Andrew. It appeared his size “medium” was a little smaller than other “mediums.” After completing the exchange process, I’m happily wearing a size “large”… but is that it? Is that the end to a story involving Estimation 180 t-shirts and measurement?!?
My wheels were turning, I had already gathered a bit of data, and this tweet shows up from Andrew:
— Andrew Stadel (@mr_stadel) August 3, 2014
Well aren’t those numbers purdy? Except, my task isn’t so purdy… I’ve got to act!
Except… I’m missing Act 3!
Sure, I have ideas of where to go with this, keeping 8th grade and Algebra 1 TEKs in mind… but it’s so much fun to ask you… where would you go next, based on the students and courses you’ll be teaching this fall?
And a bigger question… what if I *don’t* create a specific Act 3? Is it okay to just leave this thing open and see what students will do with it? What if I have several choose-your-own-adventure options up my sleeve, prepared to explore with students, but I don’t force upon them what *I* think Act 3 should be? Discuss.