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Instructor Overview

Students create and implement a problem-solving plan to solve another problem involving the relationship between the sound of thunder and the distance of the lightning.

Key Concepts

Throughout this unit, students are encouraged to apply the mathematical concepts they have learned over the course of this year to new settings. Help students develop and refine these problem-solving skills:

  • Creating a problem-solving plan and implementing their plan systematically
  • Persevering through challenging problems to find solutions
  • Recalling prior knowledge and applying that knowledge to new situations
  • Making connections between previous learning and real-world problems
  • Communicating their approaches with precision and articulating why their strategies and solutions are reasonable
  • Creating efficacy and confidence in solving challenging problems in a real world

Goals and Learning Objectives

  • Create and implement a problem-solving plan.
  • Organize and interpret data presented in a problem situation.
  • Analyze the relationship between two variables.
  • Create a rate table to organize data and make predictions.
  • Apply the relationship between the variables to write a mathematical formula and use the formula to solve problems.
  • Create a graph to display proportional relationships and use this graph to make predictions.
  • Articulate strategies, thought processes, and approaches to solving a problem and defend why the solution is reasonable.