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# Film Shoot: Day 4

Resource for Grades 3-6

Media Type:
Video

Running Time: 0m 58s
Size: 2.7 MB

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Source: Cyberchase:"Balancing Act"

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In this video segment from Cyberchase the CyberSquad is shooting a film. On their fourth day of filming, they hope to shoot an extra scene, which means their film supply costs will go up. They look at their budget and find that if they lower their crew costs, they can film the extra scene without going over their budget for the day.

Connections

Everyday Math (2004)
Teacher Lesson Guide: pp. 105, 462, 920
Teacher Reference Manual: pp. 145-148.
Student Reference Book: pp. 69

Teaching Tips

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: Suppose you went to a baseball game and decided that you wanted to buy a hat, a large popcorn and a large soda. Then you found out that the total cost is more than you have. What could you do if you really wanted the hat and still felt you had to have something to eat and drink?

Focus: In this segment, Jackie points out that by adding a new scene they will go over budget. What does she mean by that? Watch and see what they change in order to solve this problem.

Follow Up: In terms of the budget, what change does Jackie make? How much money is she able to save? How does Jackie plan the change in their costs, while keeping track of the total amount at the same time? How did keeping the numbers in columns help this process?

Transcript

JACKIE: We've got to figure out how to finish our movie to save the professor.

MATT: Hacker must have put in that Eye of

INEZ: Great idea. We can replace it with the new Hacker scene.

DIGIT: An extra scene means we need more film! We're talking ten snelfus.

JACKIE; Ten added to the thirty we planned to use brings the Film Stuff total to forty! Oh no! That's 110 snelfus for the day! We're over budget!

MATT: So we need to spend less on something else. But what?

INEZ: How about the crew? If we all pitched in we could cut out 1 borg.

SHARI: Works for me.

JACKIE: That brings our crew cost down from sixty to fifty! So...fifty for Crew, ten for food, and forty for Film Stuff...keeps our total at a hundred, and we still have 2 snelfus leftover from yesterday!

MATT: You know what, Jax? Your budget idea just might save us!

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