Ways of Thinking: Make Connections
- Take notes about the strategies and tools that your classmates discuss in their presentations.
- As you listen to the presentations, think about the ways that each classmate used the steps of the problem-solving process. Which step(s) do you think were the most helpful for each individual in solving the problem?
As your classmates present, ask questions such as:
- Can you explain how you made your graph?
- How did you decide which measurement units to use for time and distance?
- How did you know your answer was reasonable?
- What tool did you find to be the most helpful for solving the problem? Why?
- What did you do to understand the situation?
- Did you have any errors in your thinking? If so, what were they and how did you correct them?
- How does knowing the time relationship between lightning and thunder help you calculate the distance of lightning from you?
- What mathematical strategies are the most useful in solving a problem in which you are given a relationship between variables and are asked to make predictions?