## Breakdown

Deconstruct the experience. What happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the application problem? What were the teacher moves? How is it different than the same kind of problem in a textbook?

## Hookfinder

Where is the hook in each of these Algebra problems? What kind of image would make a student wonder that hook on her own?

## Interesting into Challenging

How do you turn something interesting into something challenging?

**File**The USA As One Big Neighborhood

## The Slow Runner

What about this particular YouTube clip lends itself to mathematical investigation? What are two ways we can create a question here?

**Link**Rich Eisen’s 40 yard dash. Can he do it in under 6 seconds?

**File**Problem Package — The Bone Collector

**File**Zamzar Screencast Tutorial

**File**Handbrake Screencast Tutorial

**Link**Web Video Downloader Plugin

## Labwork

Turn these multimedia problem packages into challenging investigations for your colleagues. Refer back to the rubric we developed for Great Application Problems.

## Survey

Please give me some feedback on today’s workshop so I can improve it for our next session. Let me know what you liked, what you disagreed with, and what you’d like to hear more about.

## Homework

For tomorrow, you may complete any of the following assignments:

- Identify the hook in an existing math problem.
- Bring in some mathematically-interesting multimedia.

*Don’t* spend more than fifteen minutes on the assignment. *Do* prepare yourself for a brief show-and-tell session at your table tomorrow morning. If it’s possible to submit your homework via e-mail, please send it to dan@mrmeyer.com.

## Pressure Points

How do you turn something interesting into something challenging?

## Math Makeover Makeover

How could you improve each of these multimedia math lessons, particularly with an eye on our breakdown from yesterday?

## Labwork

Turn these multimedia problem packages into challenging investigations for your colleagues. Refer back to the rubric we developed for Great Application Problems.

## Survey

Please give me some feedback on today’s workshop so I can improve it for our next session. Let me know what you liked, what you disagreed with, and what you’d like to hear more about.