|Problem Solving Skills and Estimation|
In lab you will work with a partner to solve a set of problems.
Each pair should consist of a talker and a listener. The talker will
read the problem statement to the listener and then talk through how they
would attempt to solve the problem. The talker should be talking even if
they don't know how to solve the problem. The talker should discuss what
they know, possible approaches to solving the problem... even if they are
not correct, etc... The listener should listen, ask questions to make sure
they understand what the talker is saying, and let the talker know if they
don't believe something that the talker has said. The listener should not
help to solve the problem. Each student will alternate between being the
talker and the listener.
Lab memo (due 4:00pm, Friday of week 2)
You should send me a short email message with your partner's name and your
reactions to today's lab activities. Was this helpful/useful? What did you
learn from it, if anything? How could it have been better? Do you have
suggestions for other problems? In addition, you should estimate how much
energy would be saved by the residence hall students shortening their showers
by one minute. Be sure to explain (in detail) how you made your estimate.