Problem Solving with Shapes

Respond to the following
This week we investigate how quantities exist in multiple dimensions (i.e., 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional
space). Naturally, we think about the world in three dimensions because that is what we experience daily. As a
result, our minds are frequently making qualitative inferences about the space around us. However, we may or
may not naturally quantify those situations. Reflect on your day today. Think about all the times you considered
how much space something took up to help make a choice. List as many examples from the past 24 hours as
you can recall. Which of those did you quantify (measure) before acting? In which cases might you have saved
yourself some resources if you would have used what you are learning this week to quantify the situation?

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