Instructions on responding to peer discussion questions:
The following are examples of online participation (according to the Classroom Policies – Student Expectations document from the Student Success Center):
• Follow-up responses to classmate’s initial DQs that integrate course theories with a practical application of the subject, perhaps offering a personal observation or experience, or referencing real-world examples, current events, or presenting further research you have conducted on the topic
• Interaction in classroom discussion that demonstrates deeper or broader thoughts about a topic, rather than just rephrasing what the textbook has presented on the topic
• Posts that encourage further discussion and ongoing dialogue with other students and the instructor in the class
• Asking additional, relevant questions about the week’s topic
• Communications that are presented in a professional and supportive manner, and with respectful tone
Respond to the following discussion questions individually.
Discussion topic is Compare and contrast the English system and the metric system of linear measure.
What is the origin of each? Are there advantages or disadvantages to either system? If you had a choice, which system would you teach your class as a primary system of measurement?