Ways of Thinking: Make Connections
Take notes about your classmates’ explanations of the mistakes in reasoning about percents that people make.
As your classmates present, ask questions such as:
- How did you decide what numbers to use in your example?
- Can you try another example to see if you get the same result?
- Can you think of another situation in which a person might make this type of mistake?
- Do you think your explanation is convincing? How could you make it better?