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Teaching: Launch problem

If the problem is connected or related to any problem that arose earlier in your classroom, remind students of the other problem and how it led to this one.

Display the problem statement on an overhead transparency.* (You can find the problem statement by clicking on Problem in the Navigation window.)

Read the problem aloud or have students read it aloud within groups.

You might have the class act out the problem in some way.

Ask for questions about what the problem means. List on a transparency or the board any questions that arise as students try to understand the problem statement. These questions help to clarify the problem and often lead to an understanding of what assumptions must be made in modeling the problem.

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