Diagrams & Problem Solving Strategies

Revise Your Work

Work Time

Revise Your Work

Work with your partner to revise your work on the Self Check problem based on the questions from the Opening and feedback from your partner and teacher.

Self Check Problem:

You are working for a trucking company that transports bananas. You want to transport the greatest number of bananas in each truckload. The bananas fill boxes, which are packed into crates. The crates are then packed into a truck.

  1. How can you pack each crate to fit the greatest number of boxes of bananas?
  2. How can you pack the truck to fit the greatest number of crates?
  3. Based on your packing plan, how much space in the truck will not be filled?
  4. Why is your packing plan the best possible plan?