Hey guys! I wanted to put together a really easy and fun lesson on problem solving. Read on for lesson suggestions & instructions!
Objective: Solving a Problem
Age: Elementary School
Print out the following visual tools and use together with the suggested video lesson.
Introduce the concept of figuring out how big a problem is by using the Size of the Problem Rating Scale Visual Tool. It is important that we determine first how big the problem is because it informs us how to react and determine our next step.
Use this example with students:
Introduce the concept of Problem Solving Steps with the Problem Solving Steps Visual Tool.
Watch the Problem Solving Social Skills in Action Video Lesson. During or after watching, talk about the following:
Follow up with the Problem Solving Premium Activity Packet. If you have time, play the board game which provides three different cards as prompts: What’s the Size of the Problem, Solve this Problem, and Infer the Consequence of this given solution. If you’re short on time, use this one-page Big or Little Problem Sorting Worksheet.
To continue working on and expanding this topic, I recommend the following activities: