In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad computes the total amount of snelfus spent on food, the crew and film supplies during the third day of their film shoot. They compare their actual costs to the amount of money they’ve budgeted for that day.
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: You may have been in a situation where you went into a store to buy two or three items and found that one item was more expensive than you thought. How do you know how much more it costs compared to what you thought at first? What might you change about the other items in order to afford the more expensive one?
Focus: As the CyberSquad reviews their budget for the third day of filming, you will see that they have a small problem. What is the problem? Why isn’t Jackie worried?
Follow Up: What does Jackie tell the CyberSquad about the budget that helps ease their worries? What kind of math operations does Jackie use as she works with the filmmaking budget?
JACKIE: Okay guys, listen up: here's today's expenses. Crew cost:...planned for sixty...spent sixty! Food: Ten planned, ten spent!
SHARI: Right on budget! Good job, everybody!
DIGIT: Well, not everybody. I blew it. I had to use one extra film cartridge.
JACKIE: Okay, let's see what that does before we push the panic button. The plan was to use fifteen film cartridges costing thirty snelfus - but we actually used sixteen, for thirty-two snelfus...Which makes our total for Day Three a hundred and two
MATT: Oh, man! Now we're over budget!
JACKIE: But just for the day! Remember, we only used ninety-six snelfus yesterday. See? Four less than we planned, so that covers the two we were over today- and still leaves us two extra for tomorrow! Just in case!
DIGIT/SHARI/KIDS: All right!
MATT: You know what, Jax? Your budget idea just might save us!
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