In this animated object, learners use an algebraic formula to solve the following problem: An airplane travels a certain distance with the wind in the same amount of time that it takes to travel a shorter distance against the wind. Given a constant wind speed, what is the speed of the plane without a wind?
Learners examine eight different kinds of faulty logic or perception that interfere with critical thinking. They are superstition, ignorance, clustering illusion, false analogies, gambler’s fallacy, irrelevant comparisons, post hoc fallacy, and slippery slope fallacy. In an interactive exercise, learners identify ways to overcome these barriers.