In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad is shooting a film and they have a limited number of snelfus to spend on food, film stock and the crew. As they work, they make a budget for each day of filming. At the end of the second day, they compare their actual costs to the amount they had budgeted for that particular day of filming.
Here are some Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions for using this video in a math lesson.
What is Frame, Focus and Follow-up?
Frame: People make and spend money almost every day. How do they keep track of it? If you had some money and you were planning to go on a trip, how would you know how much money you needed? How would you keep track of how it was spent?
Focus: As you watch this segment, look at how the CyberSquad organized the data, which includes the amount they thought they would spend and the amount they actually spent. Do you think this is a good way to do it? Why?
Follow Up: Why was Jackie happy when she saw that they spent less than they had budgeted for on day two? Is it a good idea to have a budget that is slightly higher than your actual costs? Why?
JACKIE: This should please the Professor, too: the expenses for today! We planned to spend sixty snelfus on our crew...and we did!
DIGIT: Sixty budgeted, sixty spent. Check!
JACKIE: We planned to spend ten snelfus on food...and we came in on the money!
DIGIT: Ten budgeted, ten spent. Check!
JACKIE: But here's even better news! We planned to use 15 cartridges of film, but we only used 13!
MATT: And since 13 times 2 is 26 snelfus, the camera department came in under budget!
DIGIT: Thirty budgeted...only twenty-six spent!
JACKIE: So our total for Day Two is ninetysix. Four less than we planned, leaving four extra just in case! All right!
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