Trial and Error Learning

Key Questions:  How do you learn by trial and error? What evidence do you have that learning took place?

The Investigation: Students track the time it takes them to make their way through a hidden maze by trial and error. They record their times for several trials, graph their data and see that the graph shows evidence that learning has occurred.

Math Skills:  time computation, minute to second conversion, generalizing from a graph

Science Skills: gathering and organizing data, using a timer