A Lesson in Teams
Sometimes, the textbook makes sense, but you just have to experience it in action to drive the point hoome. The text says that the more people you have working on a problem, the more solution alternatives (and ultimately the better solution) are proposed. However, the fewer people you have working on a problem, the quicker they are to implement the proposal.
This was proven tonight with a group exam (although I’m not sure that the prof was trying to drive this particular teaching point home). It was similar in length and difficulty to the one we took several weeks ago that took 30 minutes to complete (and I earned excellent marks on). Tonight’s exam took 2 hours to complete. I feel like the quality of our answers was superior, but I don’t know that they were 4X better than they would have been taken individually.