Saturday, June 5, 2010

Real World Uses for Timed Tests

Times when thinking and calculating fast are important:

  • You're trying to reach level 50 on your favorite video/computer game
  • You're on a game show
  • When an animal jumps in front of your car on the highway
  • When your flight leaves in one hour and you need to plot the fastest route to the airport because the highway is congested. (we've done this one, it was hairy)
  • When you are facing off against a rabid animal
  • The house is on fire and you need to get everyone out safely
  • Your ship has sprung a leak
  • You have moments to save your patient
  • The time bomb is about to go off
  • The dam is bursting
  • You have a hostage situation
  • Oil is spilling into the Gulf of Mexico
  • When you're calculating the exact angle to aim the laser to shoot the asteroid to SAVE THE ENTIRE EARTH!!!
Please add to the list in the comments section!

5 comments:

Barbara Frank said...

You've been left alone for a moment (!) and you need to calculate whether you have enough time to grab a piece of chocolate from your secret stash and eat it before one of the kids reappears. (I've done this more than once.)

I like your comics! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Dave @ Home School Dad said...

When you are up against a Sicilian and death is on the line.

Stephanie said...

Ditto to what Barbara said! :-)

Anonymous said...

How Long to cook the beans so that I can set a timer in case I get distracted or fall asleep. More than once I have awaken to a house full of dark smoke. To this day I have been unable to find the switch to turn on my sense of smell. Am I the only one out there operating on four of the five sense cylinders? Love, Dad

Inner Elder said...

You become a reporter for a great Metropolitan newspaper. Maybe that's why most news articles contain inaccuracies or downright distortions! Love Mom

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