Strand: Problem Solving
Activity # 
Skill Involved 
Brief Activity Description 
# of Students 
Task Card 
Other Materials 
Planning to solve a problem 
Three different penny problems which involve logical thinking 
1  small group 

Demonstrate understanding of problem and solving 
Four toothpick problems outlined on task cards. Involve critical thinking and looking at all possibilities 
1  small group 

Working back from given information to solve a problem 
Figure out a given marble problem using information and working systematically 
1 or small group 

Problem Solving by drawing a picture 
Koala Bear problem written on task card. Student is required to draw a picture to solve the problem 
1 or small group 


Design strategies to solve real problems from magazines 
Design strategies to solve real problems from magazines 
1 or 2 


Using a table 
Solve a task card problem using the table provided 
12 
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