Cedric had made plans earlier to meet some friends at the park after school. When he got home, he raced through his studies, which included preparing for a test the next day. Cedric was feeling pretty confident that he knew the material and would no doubt ace the test. Before Cedric could make it out the door, his father asked him to come give a hand with a problem that Cedric’s dad was working on. Cedric’s dad was trying to figure out how much material he’d need to install it along the line of the house’s roof. “I forget, son,” Cedric’s father said, “how does the Pythagorean Theorem work again?” When Cedric began to draw a blank, he realized he wasn’t nearly as prepared for the test as he had thought he was. He began to feel anxious about the test rather than feeling confident. Cedric decided to call his friends and tell them he wouldn’t be able to meet them for at least another hour. He then went back to his room to study the Pythagorean Theorem.