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Problem Solving Skills Lesson Plan
EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students discuss problem solving related to business. In this business instructional activity, students discuss problems that may arise in a business and then brainstorm ways to solve such problems with a step by step technique.
Problem-Solve Your School
Students explore the role of problem-solving engineers. In this engineering lesson, students discuss several real-life problems at their school and choose one to focus on. Students come up with tests to design a solution to the specific problem. There is a problem-solving worksheet included in this lesson.
SAT Problem Solving Practice Test 02
In this problem solving worksheet, students solve a variety of problems. Problems include topics such as rate, time, similar figures, volume, and functions. This one-page worksheet contains ten multiple-choice problems. Answers may be submitted online for immediate response.
SAT Problem Solving Practice Test 09
In this problem solving worksheet, students solve problems involving similar figures, polynomials, integers, and exponents. This one-page worksheet contains ten multiple-choice worksheets. Students may submit this online worksheet for grading.
SAT Problem Solving Practice Test 08
In this problem solving activity, students answer 10 multiple choice SAT practice problems. Students find the area of circles, slope of a line, solve absolute value inequalities, etc.
SAT Problem Solving Practice Test
In this problem solving practice test, students select the best answer from 4 choices to ten questions. Questions are word problems and cover a variety of topics.
New! Filtration Investigation
Scholars build a simple filtration system to remove impurities from muddy water and rate the filtered water to a grade of clarity scale. The focus is on teamwork and problem solving. This instructional activity would be effective in your STEM curriculum or as a instructional activity in water quality with your earth science class. Consider having older learners research water quality issues in other countries as a way to extend this into social studies.
Fun with Problem Solving
Using a varity of strategies, young mathematicians solve multistep word problems. They play a logic game as a whole group, and then work with a partner on a computer to complete a worksheet that requires a variety of problem solving strategies. Word problems include all four operations.
Problem Solved!: Design Solutions
Students learn about charrettes. In this arts lesson, students use creative problem solving processes used by design professionals and then investigate the role of problem solving in the world of design.
Building a Paper Bridge: an Introduction To Problem Solving
Eighth graders explore problem solving strategies to build a paper bridge with a partner. As a class they discuss a variety of techniques to solve a simple problem, then in pairs construct the longest non-supported single span bridge possible using a sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper.
Four Step Math Problem Solving Method
Learners explore the four-step method as an approach to solving mathematical problems and create a picture or diagram to demonstrate comprehension. In this four step math problem solving lesson, students listen to the story Spaghetti and Meatballs and use paper and manipulates to solve math problems. Learners discuss their answers and use math journals to record relevant information.
Problem Solving---A Part of Everyday Thinking
Young scholars demonstrate knowledge of the six basic steps to problem solving. They demonstrate ability to apply these six basic steps to problem solving by guiding other students in the solution of a given problem or set of problems.
The Gaia Hypothesis: An Approach to Problem Solving in the Environment
Learners are introduced to the Gaia hypothesis by examining a conceptual sketch. In groups, they analyze the way they can use Dewey's method for problem solving to solve problems within the environment. They are given a problem facing the environment and present their solutions to the class.
Problem Solving Process: One-To-One Correspondence
First graders observe and demonstrate a variety of problem solving strategies to solve problems involving one-to-one correspondence and whole numbers to 100. They discuss the steps of the problem solving process, and solve a word problem step-by-step with the teacher.
Fraction Problem Solving Process
Help your charges solve a variety of fraction and skip counting problems using a problem solving process. As a class they work through a fraction problem step-by-step, and discuss a real-life connection to the problem. Students then play a number bingo or board game.
Students ask essential questions and problem solve. For this science lesson, students investigate problems solving models, strategies, group riles and group dynamics. They explore group problem solving as they complete their assignment.
Reading Comprehension and Problem Solving
Help your class solve story problems. Second graders will work in groups to solve a math story, review the problem solving process, and write in their math journals to reflect on the activity. This activity will also focus on reading comprehension skills and verbal mathematical communication skills.
Reading Comprehension Through Math Problem Solving
Focused on building strong reading comprehension and problem solving strategies, learners solve various math story problems in small groups. They share their answers along with their strategies. The strategies they practice include highlighting important information in the word problems and drawing an illustration to go along with the word problem.
Community Problem Solving
Students use community problem solving to solve a littering problem in the community of San Carlos. Students use a Role Play Description to learn this process.
Problem Solving: Dots, Symbols, Words and Proteins
Students use symbols and dots to investigate the amino acids in a protein. In this problem solving lesson plan, students use dots and symbolic analogies to solve problems using the IDEAL problem solving method which includes identifying the problem, defining the problem, exploring possibilities, acting on the possibilities and looking for the desired results. They use this method to find the amino acid sequence for a protein.