Author: MaryAnn Moore
Last Thursday I taught a workshop to some of the teachers in my school district. The lesson I presented was called Hotel Snap and was written by Fawn Nguyen and Andrew Stadel. In this lesson "students will be required to build a high-profit yielding hotel using snap cubes. Building costs, rules and regulations, taxes, and income are all variables that students will be required to take into consideration." (NCTM Illuminations) It's a great lesson and well described by Fawn Nguyen's in this blog post. I pretty much ran the lesson exactly as she describes it and the teachers who participated really enjoyed it. Fawn Nguyen's post includes links to hand-outs and almost everything you would need to teach this lesson. To make it a little easier to teach, I created a Google Presentation for the lesson which includes video countdown timers for group and individual work time. Feel free to download the presentation and alter it to fit your needs.
About the author: MaryAnn Moore (@missnarymm) teaches 8th grade math in Davis School District. She coordinates the UCTM teacher blog and is also a regular contributor to the UCTM teacher blog. Please email her at email@example.com if you are a Utah teacher interested in contributing to this blog.