Ways of Thinking: Make Connections
Take notes about the process, strategies, and tools that your classmates used to solve the problem.
As your classmates present, ask questions such as:
- How did you determine which variable is the dependent variable and which is the independent variable? Why do you need to know this?
- How can you use the problem-solving process to ensure that you have a complete response?
- Can you explain the connections between your diagram and your formula?
- How is this problem similar to finding the number of miles away the lightning is? How is it different?
- Why is it important to specify the unit for every quantity in your work?
- How does knowing the time relationship between lightning and thunder help you calculate the distance of lightning?
- Did you have any errors in your thinking? If so, what were they and how can you correct them?
- What mathematical strategies are the most useful in solving a problem in which you are given a relationship between variables and asked to make predictions?