Problem solving is the ability to identify and solve problems using appropriate skills in a systematic manner. There are five main steps to take when working on solving a problem: Identify the problem, brainstorm solutions, analyze each possible solution, choose and try a solution, and evaluate the outcome. Problem solving is an ongoing process that should be taught at a young age.
For this activity, the teacher will read Stuck by Oliver Jeffers aloud, while asking questions and engaging students in the story. After a class discussion about the book, students will create a cell illustrating and describing what Floyd could’ve done to get his kite out of the tree, instead of throwing several things into the tree and getting them stuck as well!
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Objective: Create a cell that illustrates and describes a different way that Floyd could have solved his problem.
Grade Level 2-3
Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards
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