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Homework: Watch this with someone at home

Explain why we watched this video clip. Explain about the conversations we had in class today. Get some opinions of people at home.

  • Do they think life was better before the bottle? Why?
  • Do they think life is better in the city or in the desert? Why?
  • What do they think these things have to do with maths?
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  1. 18pint
    August 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I think that life was better before the bottle came because before the bottle came the village was a team, but when the bottle came everyone was fighting for it and they got hitten on the head by others.
    For me I think life is better in the city because it has everything like shopping malls where you can buy your needs and there are also entertaining places like the movie theatre. In the desert it is pretty hot and you have to ___

    • 18mayw
      August 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm

      I agree with you Pin because when they got the coke bottle everyone were fighting for it and someone got hurt.

      • 18rairatc
        August 17, 2010 at 6:55 pm

        I also agree with you May

    • 18pint
      August 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm

      continue for my other comment:
      GET your needs to live.

    • Paula
      August 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm

      Good thinking Pin! I really like the way you wrote this and it makes sense. I disagree with you about the bottle because i think that life before the bottle wasn’t necesarilly better I think life after the bottle was better because I’m sure the Movie has a happy ending and the thing won’t make them unhappy anymore plus I think that they will have learned a lesson about how to act when there is an object that they only have once.
      About life being better in the city or in the Desert today in the afternoon when I have thought about it again I don’t think it is better I just think that life is same good when you look at it from a perspective where you pretend that you don’t know what a city is you’ll be grateful in the desert to have the things you have.

      • 18rairatc
        August 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm

        I disagree with you Paula because life after the bottle was mostly sad and wasnt peaceful but life before the bottle was happy and wonderful.
        I agree with you Paula for the city and the desert part-you’ll be grateful. but like Paul said if you were in the city and you were thrown into the desert it would be hard-and if desert people were thrown to the city it may be also be harder because they dont know what to do.

        • Jin
          March 13, 2011 at 9:20 pm

          Yeah but after the bottle people started to get hostile at each other and smacking bottle on heads…

    • 18rairatc
      August 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm

      I agree pin. Life before the bottle was better because we all had peace and life in the city is better because its easier to get your needs and survive.

  2. 18mayw
    August 17, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I think Mr.Sam let us watch this is because the African people don’t have numbers so they can’t share the coke bottle. If they had numbers they can line up to use the coke bottle by giving them a number for each person so they wouldn’t fight for the coke bottle. I think life before the bottle is better because when they live without the bottle they don’t fight and everyone is happy.I think city is better because in the city the technology is better and also in the city they have a clock so they can also have a break not always working.

    • 18pint
      August 17, 2010 at 4:44 pm

      I agree with you May.I also want to add that city is also better because if we don’t know how to survive in a desert then we wouldn’t survive.

    • 18rairatc
      August 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

      I agree May that Mr.Sam let us watch this video because african people didnt know numbers/math. And yes if they knew numbers they would wait in line blah blah…
      I also agree that life befroe the bottle was better. I also agree with living in the city because we can rest, and get our needs easily.

  3. August 17, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I agree with Pin because life was better before the bottle came and when it came everyone was fighting with it and hitting with it so that’s bad.

  4. 18gabis
    August 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    i think the life befroe the bottle would be better because than they can find something to use or use their hands or if they had the bottle than they would be fighting.

    i think the desert would be better for them because they are used to it and i dont think they actually now about the city.

    this kind of connects with maths becuase they only killed one animal to eat a day and in the city we kill thousands probably in all the countries.

    • 18paulk
      August 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm

      i agree and also most of the stuff they have there is more then 1

  5. Julien
    August 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I agree with Gabi because like Paul said in class people who live in the city would have such a shock to be in the desert and the people who live in the desert wouldn’t like it in the city

    I also agree with Gabi when she said that life before the bottle was better because they fought over it and weren’t as peaceful as before the bottle fell down from the plane.

    • 18rairatc
      August 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm

      I agree everything everything you said Julien.

  6. Julien
    August 17, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I think this movie has something to do with maths because it shows the two different ways that the city and the desert learned how to count. The people in the desert found out the number 1 because there was only 1 bottle that fell from the sky. Also the desert people didn’t necessarily know how to count out loud but they did know how much. (For example in the city someone in the family of five takes five plates, then puts 5 pieces of salad in the plate then five pieces of bread in the plate then finally makes 5 bowls of soup for the family. Then in the desert the get the meat then they have to cut it for each person in his family so he does and kind of doesn’t know how to count)

    • Ms Cassie
      August 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm

      I like the connection to maths you made and others have made above.

    • Paula
      August 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm

      I think they do know how to count because when the Guy says he is gonna drop the evil thing off the edge of the world another person said that he will have to walk at least 20 and the word or the digits 20 tell us that they can count.

      • Paula
        August 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm

        I meant that he’ll have to walk at least 20 days not 20.

  7. Ms Cassie
    August 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    What were the reactions from people at home when you watched the video clip together?

  8. 18paulk
    August 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    without the bottle because the bottle created anger and violence and hate and jealousy trough the bush people but before it life went slower calmer and harder.
    none of the stuff to do with what the city could have happens with out numbers but the bush people don’t really have math or numbers but they are still so happy.

  9. 18manisha
    August 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I think life was better before the bottle because before the bottle there wasn’t any fight going on but when the bottle came they fought very badly.

  10. 18manisha
    August 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I think life is better at city because we don’t have much food to eat and drink water and when you sleep maybe the animals in the dessert can hurt you.

  11. 18rairatc
    August 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    For me I would say that the ‘before bottle’ time was better because be fore the bottle came, there was no fighting and life was nice and easy. Then when the bottle/evil thing came it was very useful. HOWEVER, it was so useful and way bettter to use that the old tools so every body wanted to use it. Then people started to get hurt etc. I would say that the city is better than the desert because in the city you can get your needs easily but in the desert it would be harder. These things relate to math because of the limits (i was the a part of the group that had the complicated writing). Say the old tools were enough for everybody. You can share it. But then there was only 1 bottle was very useful but everybody had to use it at the same time so you would have to break it. Since when you break it it would shtter lke Sam said and it would be less useful. So 1 divided by 30 people wouldnt work (it would work if you used decimals but not in this conversation) but if 30 divided to 30 people ot would be fair to use it at the same time.

  12. 18rairatc
    August 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I asked my Big Brother to watch this video and instead of telling me what he thought he actually anwsered the questoins himself:

    q1(Do they think life was better before the bottle? Why?):
    Yes, I think life was better before the bottle because before they discovered the bottle, there was no violence amongst the people and there wansnt jealosy and the feeling that the bottle was a nessecity for their personal use.
    q2(Do they think life is better in the city or in the desert? Why?):
    I think life is better in the city because of the city is more developed, comparing to the desert, because people in the city build things which made life more easier. For example: people in the city can find food easily because of the supermarket, but the people in the desert need to go find the food themselves.
    q3(What do they think these things have to do with maths?):
    These things are related to maths because, for example, if you had 1 snake skin, and you couldnt share it because there isn’t maths, so the value is always 1, and you cant devide 1 (to make it 0.5, to halve it)in the desert because maths wasnt discovered in the desert yet.

  13. Karam
    August 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Wow I remember watching this movie when I was really young.

  14. 18aayushk
    August 17, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Q1 I think life was better before the bottle because whan the bottle came it caused arguments and fights.

    Q2 I think that living in the city is better because you get to learn more, you have a better chance of a longer lifespan and you are more comfortable living in the city.

    Q3 I think that if they had known numbers then they would have shared 5 minutes each and then the fight wouldn’t have begun.

    My mom’s opinion:
    Q1 I think the bottle made the people in the desert think, invent and discover. This is how people grow. Anything new can be used in both good and bad ways. we need to be intelligent enough to figure out the right way.

    Q2 I think life in the city was better because the city offers many opportunities to think and learn.

    Q3 In the city sometimes we over use numbers and complicate our lives but this does not mean numbers are not important. People in the desert could possibly have used division to solve the problem of “the bottle”.

  15. 18manisha
    August 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I know why Mr.Sam told us to watch it because the people who live in the dessert don’t know about numbers so that’s why they had fought and caused a big problem.

  16. 18manisha
    August 17, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I agree with you paula they really know numbers because they told that it would take 20 days to reach the end of the world

  17. Jin
    August 17, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Good brain Pin

    1.I also think that the life was easier before the bottle because there was peace and there weren’t any fights, no bickerings and etc.

    2I think it depends on the way you li

  18. Jin
    August 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    The one on the top is not real.

    2. I think it depends on the way you live. Because, if you’re used to the stle that is in the city, you’ll say that it is better to live in the city. Second, if you ever lived in a desert, then you’ll like to live in the desert.
    I think this video is related to math because people will say that having only 1 thing and lots of people having to sharing it is not fair.

  19. 18ninej
    August 18, 2010 at 7:52 am

    I think that thier life will be easier without the bootle because the all want to use it and they all are fightthing over it. when they starting to have the bottle people got hurt and when people were fightting over it more people got hurt and every body think it is a very dagerous thing.

  20. 18julienn
    August 18, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I think the movie is really funny because it tells us about two sides (the desert and the city) and then in the desert a bottle of coke falls down from a plane and the people in the desert think its from the gods.

    I just find it funny

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