Today’s activity is taken from Youcubed’s Week of Inspirational Math. It involves taking the structure of noticing and wondering and extending it into an activity. And I think everyone could enjoy this one.
What do you notice? What do you wonder?
Here are some other questions that Youcubed has included: What questions do you have? What information does this graph provide? Other questions might be which emoji is the least cute? Do you agree with that? Which emoji does this person like the most? How do you know that? Where would you put cat emojis? Why are the emojis with hearts on the top of the graph? If an emoji had hearts, where would you put it on the graph?
Now that you are familiar with the graph, try this with your own set of emojis. Or change the axes to something else like funny and not funny or ugly and not ugly. Where would you put the emojis? Here is the activity from Youcubed for you to try – WIM Emoji Activity.
Where’s the math? For this particular activity, students are learning to make sense of what the axes mean in graphs. They are also learning to make sense of the problem by studying where the emojis are on the graph.
What grade level? The notice and wonder could be used K-12. Youcubed has taken this activity and adapted it for all grade levels. You can find the different grade level versions below:
If you try this activity, please let me know how it goes. What did you like? What would you do differently? What questions do you have?