1. Read the context rich problem statement. Draw the diagrams and determine the equations needed to solve the problem.
2. Reject if:
3. Check* for the eleven characteristics that make a problem more difficult:
Decide if the problem would be a good (easy,
medium, difficult) individual problem, group
practice problem (20 - 25 minutes), or group test
problem (45 - 50 minutes).
* As you become more sophisticated, you can give these difficulty characteristics weightings of 0, 1 and 2 instead of simple checks. For example, a problem that requires both the conservation of energy and momentum (weighting of 1) is easier than a problem that requires both circular motion and energy concepts (weighting of 2).