Diagrams & Problem Solving Strategies

Diagrams & Problem Solving Strategies

Critique

Opening

Critique

Review your work on the Self Check problem and think about the following questions.

  • Can you make a diagram of your packing plan?
  • Do you think there’s a way you could pack the truck to get even more bananas in?
  • What reasons can you give for saying that your packing plan is the best method for packing the most bananas?

Math Mission

Opening

Review your work based on the feedback to find the best packing plan.

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?

Prepare a Presentation

Work Time

Prepare a Presentation

  • Describe the feedback that you received from your teacher and your partner.
  • Explain how you revised your work based on that feedback.

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

  • Take notes as your classmates present their work and discuss how they revised it.

Hint:

As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • Can you explain your strategy for solving the problem?
  • Did you revise your work or your explanation based on any of the questions in the Opening? How?
  • What part of the problem was the most difficult for you? Why?
  • Was it difficult for you to revise your work? In what ways?

Reflect On Your Work

Work Time

Reflect On Your Work

Write a reflection about the ideas discussed in class today. Use the sentence starter below if you find it to be helpful.

What I would do differently if I started the Self Check problem now is …