# MAT 205 Discussion 1

Help me study for my Mathematics class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 2: Approaches to Problem Solving and Chapter 3: Numbers in the Real World in your course text.

Your instructor will assign you to one of the three groups: Group A, Group B, or Group C. Your instructor will also assign you a number. Do the problem based on the number assigned to you by your instructor. Then, respond to at least three different peers from your own group.

• The actual group discussion will function the same as any other discussion. You will only be able to participate and discuss with those peers assigned to your same group.
• In order to view your peers’ work and respond to their posts, you need to submit your completed work by Friday (Day 4). You will not be able to view your group’s posts until after you have replied with your completed problem. Also, re-submissions are not allowed in this class.
• Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. It should show all the required math work and explain all the steps. Also include a simple reference for any used resource. For example: Washington Post dated August 13, 2018 or retrieved from <url-address>.
• Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 4 (Friday), and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Guided Response: Respond to at least three different peers from your own group by Day 7. Have they answered all the questions pertaining to their problem? Have they used all the required resources and cited the references correctly? Do you understand their answers and agree with their conclusions and viewpoints? What are your arguments against their answers? Remember, in order to view your peers’ work and respond to their posts you need to submit your completed work by Day 4. Without your submission, their posts will not be viewable to you.

Having a hard time understanding what the question is really asking me to do here.

Question:

Putting Numbers in Perspective. Find at least two examples of very large or small numbers in recent news reports. Use a technique of your choosing to put each number in perspective in a way that you believe most people would find meaningful.