Natural Learning in Photos: Day 15

 Dylan comes to me and asks, “if I pick 60 raspberries every two days, how many will I have in 5 days?”  

Of course the mathematician in me is cheering, “a real life opportunity to learn basic algebra.” So I proceed to ask,  “well we need to know how many you pick each day.”

He replies with “well, I think it’s 3+3, so 30 in one day”

Then he counted by 30s (he hasn’t done much multiplication yet 😉) to find out how many in five days, but of course that wasn’t enough he had to continue on until he got to 30 days. Lots of motivation since it’s a problem he wanted to figure out that was relevant to him.  

Here is the first page of his work 🙂