DescriptionIn the first of five clips, Milin and Michelle I, two fifth grade students are attempting to find all possible towers three cubes tall when selecting from two colors as the sample space for Question 1 of the Guess My Towers problem. Milin quickly concludes that the choice with "at least two cubes are yellow" would be a winning choice and attempts to persuade his partner that this is the better choice. Although his partner, Michelle, is not yet convinced, Milin proceeds to write the number of 3-tall towers next to each of the four possibilities.
PROBLEM STATEMENT “You have been invited to participate in a TV Quiz Show and have the opportunity to win a vacation to Disneyworld. The game is played by choosing one of the four possibilities for winning and then picking a tower out of a covered box. If the tower matches your choice, you win. You are told that the box contains all possible towers three tall that can be built when you select from cubes of two colors, red and yellow. You are given the following possibilities for a winning tower: a. All cubes are exactly the same color; b. There is only one red cube; c .Exactly two cubes are red; d. At least two cubes are yellow. Question 1.Which choice would you make and why would this choice be any better than any of the others? Question 2. Assuming you won, you can play again for the Grand Prize which means you can take a friend to Disneyworld. But now your box has all possible towers that are four tall (built by selecting from the two colors, yellow and red). You are to select from the same four possibilities for a winning tower. Which choice would you make this time and why would this choice be better than any of the others?" .
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Related Publication Type: Related publication Label: Ed.D. dissertation references the video footage that includes Building Towers Selecting from Two Colors for Guess My Tower, Clip 1 of 5: The Meaning of "At Least" Date: 2010-05-01 Author: Sran, Manjit Kaur (Rutgers Graduate School of Education)
Source Title: A43, Building Towers Selecting from Two Colors for Guess My Tower, Full Video: Following Milin and Michele I (Student View), grade 5, February 26, 1993, raw footage. Identifier: A43-19930226-KNWH-SV-CLASS-GR5-CMB-TW5T-RAW
Source Title: A44, Building Towers Selecting from Two Colors for Guess My Tower, Full Video: Following Milin and Michele I (Work View), grade 5, February 26, 1993, raw footage. Identifier: A44-19930226-KNWH-WV-CLASS-GR5-CMB-TW5T-RAW