Time To Complete
I Can Statements
- I can evaluate solutions to my engineering challenge by:
- Identifying an accurate list of criteria and constraints
- Applying the criteria and constraints systematically
- Considering the ideas and input of my collaborators
- I will know if my evaluation of solutions to my engineering design challenge is of high quality if it:
- Accurately identifies the criteria and constraints
- Systematically applies the criteria and constraints
- Considers the ideas and input of my collaborators
Suggestions for Assessing Student Readiness to Move Forward:
- Confer with students, asking probing questions about their evaluation to gauge how well it meets the quality criteria.
- Ask students to describe their brainstorming process and the solutions they generated and explain (orally or in writing) how it meets the quality criteria for a high-quality challenge.
- Ask students to self-evaluate their work after completing one of the activities below.
Ask students to brainstorm a list of challenges that the team will have to overcome (budget, time, expertise) to make their product or system a reality. Then use the criteria and constraints to complete a decision-making matrix to weigh the pros and cons of each solution.
Have students use a multi-vote process to narrow down ideas after brainstorming
- Decision-making matrix: http://asq.org/learn-about-quality/decision-making-tools/overview/decision-matrix.html
- Multi-voting procedure: https://asq.org/learn-about-quality/decision-making-tools/overview/multivoting.html