How to teach someone to recognize Situations of Uncertainty?
To teach people to identify Situations of Uncertainty, I first explain to them what a Situation of Uncertainty is (if you want some ideas about this, you can read "Introducing Situations of Uncertainty to Students").
Then I teach them the skills for:
comparing their crossing time with the warning times of approaching vehicles (this should be done on an intuitive level, without counting or using a stopwatch).
Once they have all these skills, I present them with a variety of crossing situations, and have them determine whether they can be confident that it's clear to cross whenever it's quiet, or if it's a Situation of Uncertainty.
Students should have experience with correctly identifying at least one Situation of Uncertainty and one Situation of Confidence, and they should be able to do this without having to count, or use a stopwatch, or measure time.
The rest of this Section explains each of the steps for this training, starting with figuring out how wide the street probably is. Enjoy!