Problems of the Week
Problems of the week have helped me make my worked more organized and made me think critically about complicated problems. I like POWs because, for example, in our solar pow, we applied solar science and math equations to our work, making it a real world application. POWs have given me hope that the math we are learning will be used later in our lives.
An application of similarity in the 'adult' world is clothing design and production of the same article in different sizes. If I worked for Nike and was designing a running shoe for a person with a foot size 10 and another with a foot size 5, then I would make the same shoe with similar values, but one is smaller than the other.