This scenario begins with a brief Number Talk and contains a Teacher Guide for the activity with suggested sequencing and questions. The activity involves interpreting/analyzing data from a table as well as creating tables. The scenario requires decision-making and justifying that decision.
In this scenario, two officers discuss the challenges of volunteers passing two rigorous weeks of different types of training for a special mission. The student will evaluate whether it is better to have the training with the higher failure rate first or last. This includes an economic analysis of the order of training. Students will use algebra to determine how many volunteers are needed to enter training in order to meet the need for 36 soldiers who have passed both weeks of training.