Interpreting Graphs & Diagrams

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

  • Take notes about other classmates’ approaches to finding the volume of water in the Great Lakes and their use of the problem-solving process.

As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • How did you use the diagram in the interactive to calculate the volume of water in each lake?
  • What unit conversions were necessary when calculating the volume of water in the lakes? Why?
  • How can you use the graphic to make sure your answer is reasonable?
  • Why should you use average depth when calculating the volume of water in each lake rather than maximum depth or surface elevation?
  • Which steps of the problem-solving process were the most helpful when answering the questions?