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Illustration Elements

Illustration Sub-competencies:


In a French Immersion class, students were asked to solve an open-ended problem in groups of three and then represent their thinking in any way they chose. The problem was:

There are six cookies for the three of you. Saha’s mom said he can only have one cookie. How will you share all the cookies so it’s fair?

The video shows how students used a variety of ways to solve this problem.


Teacher Reflection

In the first two clips, the group shows how they have organized their thinking in a table. M explains that she and A will be able to eat two cookies today and S will only get to eat one cookie, but he will get a second cookie tomorrow. This shows that they can think beyond the present time. They illustrated their solution by drawing an arrow and a cookie and “demain” for tomorrow.

In the third clip, another group shows that they have organized their thinking through a series of drawings. S describes how it would not be fair if one student had more cookies than another student. M and J then use theirs drawing to describe how they would divide each cookie into six equal pieces with each student eating two pieces from each cookie. The smaller pieces would then make one larger cookie meaning that they were still following Saha’s mom’s direction that he can only eat one cookie.

Activity Video

Profile Analysis

Critical and Reflective Thinking

I can use evidence to make simple judgments.

I can ask questions, make predictions, and use my senses to gather information. I can explore with a purpose in mind and use what I learn. I can tell or show something about my thinking. I can contribute to and use simple criteria. I can find some evidence and make judgments. I can reflect on my work and experiences and tell something I learned.