# Three Act Math Video- Movie Line

Concepts Time and Logical Reasoning

Three Act Math Movies Video Design by Jennifer Brokofsky and Ryan Banow

## Possible Curriculum Connections

Grade 3– SS3.1 Demonstrate understanding of the passage of time including:

• relating common activities to standard and non-standard units
• describing relationships between units
• solving situational questions.

[C, CN, PS, R]

Indicator

a. Observe and describe activities relevant to self, family, and community that would involve the measurement of time.

Grade 4– SS4.1 Demonstrate an understanding of time by:

• reading and recording time using digital and analog clocks (including 24 hour clocks)
• reading and recording calendar dates in a variety of formats.

[C, CN, V]

Indicator

a. Express the time orally shown on a 12-hour digital clock.

Grade 5– N5.2 Analyze models of, develop strategies for, and carry out multiplication of whole numbers.

[C, CN,ME, PS, R, V]

Indicator

h. Pose a problem which requires the multiplication of 2-digit numbers and explain the strategies used to multiply the numbers.

## Act One- The Problem- Video

A man is waiting in line to buy tickets to a movie. The movie is about to start.

Key question:

• Will he get his tickets before the movie starts?

## Act Two- Classroom Connections

Key questions that the video will inspire are:

• Will he get his tickets before the movie starts?

What might the students need to acquire as they work to solve this problem?

• Time it takes for one person to purchase tickets- 51 seconds
• Number of people in the line in front of the man at 5:11- 6

## Act Three- The Solution- Video

The man gets to the front of the line after the movie has already started.

## Sequels-Extending the Learning

• What if one person buys tickets for multiple people in the line?
• What time should have the man have arrived at the theatre in order to make it into the movie before it starts?

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