Sunday, November 04, 2007
Math Professional Development With Abbott and Costello: Two Tens For A Five
When I stated building a library of Abbott and Costello film clips for Halloween I hit upon many routines I was unfamiliar with , like this for example. The thought occurred to me, Wow, wouldn't these be cool to use as "seeds" for math problem discussions? Now, I haven't quite though t it through completely, but evidently someone else did, the folks at mathventures Their credo:"MathVentures, a division of Ten Ninety, which operates this math idea log, is dedicated to promoting math knowledge. We are passionately dedicated to K-12 math education."
Now how this would be used exactly, I don't know? But maybe it would encourage kids to write inventive dialogue involving money and/or numbers that would appear logical but in fact would not, sort of like a three card monte reading writing workshop. Hey am I being redundant here? When I figure out a more coherent strategy I'll let you know or maybe someone could tell me. In any case, here's part of the transcript from clown-ministry.com. Enjoy
Bud Abbott: Have you got two tens for a five?
Lou Costello: Yeah.
Bud Abbott: There we are. There’s your ten.
Lou Costello: (irritated) Come on, come on!
Bud Abbott: What’s the matter with you? Something wrong?
Lou Costello: Yeah, fifteen dollars went south!
Bud Abbott: What do you mean?
Lou Costello: You give a lot of fast talk! You say, "give me two tens for a five" and I give it to you.
Bud Abbott: Oh, you did? Wise guy! Okay, here’s your five, give me back my two tens.
Lou Costello: That’s better.
Bud Abbott: Now get out of here.