In Ready-to-Go Problem Solving Across the Curriculum Series adults accept that problems will occur at home or at work, and that they need the disposition, skills and strategies to deal with them. Students need to be given opportunities to identify exactly what the presented problem is, and shown strategies to help them solve it and persist with challenging situations.
The activities in this book present a wide range of problematic situations for which there is more than one solution or more than one approach to the solution. Real life problems are not usually neatly presented nor are the solutions immediately visible. When a potential solution is found, it needs to be evaluated to see if it is the best solution possible. These problem solving activities will lay the foundational skills, strategies and disposition needed for students to become lifelong problem solvers.
Each book is divided into the following sections:
Teacher’s File - ideas for classroom organisation, background notes, technology tips, assessment ideas and suggestions for parental involvement
Quick Starts - fun and stimulating activities, games and ideas requiring little or no preparation time
Take Your Own Time - over 25 photocopiable work sheets which can be used in any sequence, or adapted to suit individual students or classes
Step by Step - Student task cards for group and individual activities