What were I trying to Find Out?
Jordan is arranging a ping pong tournament. Hundreds of students will be coming to play. Jordan would like for everyone to play as many games as possible. The only available area for the tournament is the basketball court. He needs to fit as many tables as possible on the court. How many ping pong tables can he fit on the basketball court?
What did I Discover?
In this unit, I found out that the amount of ping pong table you can fit in the basketball court is 16 tables because the length and the width of the basketball court is 26 and 18.48m, so the area would be 26 x 18.48 = 364m2. Furthermore, the area of the ping pong table might be 3.75m2. That means you can fit 364 ÷ 3.75 = 97.0666... tables, but if you count the extra area you need to play ping pong, the total area would be 22.75m2, so 364 ÷ 22.75 = 16 tables can fit in the basketball court.
What Surprised Me?
There were lots of things that surprised me on this unit. One of that was that if you add the extra area that you need to play ping pong, then, the space the ping pong table will fit will increase. That means the number of ping pong table you can fit in the basketball court will shrink, but the area will get wider, longer and bigger.
What were I good at?
I think the thing that I was good at was that I calculated the area of something precisely and justified my claim with some clear evidence of solving various equations. Furthermore, it proves that I can use various strategies to find resolutions to huge problems.
What do I still need to work on?
However, I think I need to be aware of the situation I'm calculating because when I started this unit, I thought I just needed to solve how much tables can fit on the basketball court, but after already having the resolution to the problem, I realized if I solve it this way there would be no space for competitors to play ping pong.
What do I want to know more about?
Now, I want to know how does precise calculations affect problems in which are in different situations because the amount of the ping pong table that can fit in the basketball court without leaving any gaps and the amount of the ping pong table with the extra space that can fit in the basketball court can influence how will you play ping pong.
For conclusion, I hope I understand how does precise answer affect our lives.