This simple problem solving process is closely related to the Engineering Design model. It is designed so it can be used for a wide variety of problem solving tasks.
The process is broken down into five simple steps:
1. Identify the problem.
2. Brainstorm solutions.
3. Make a plan.
4. Try it out.
5. Reflect upon the results.
The steps are intentionally kept simple and generic so this process can be used for personal issues between students, during science class, in thinking through complex math problems, and in many other situations.
This file consists of:
★ A poster for each of the steps.
★ A three page outline on which students can work through this problem solving process.
★ A condensed single page outline including all five steps.
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!
Sincerely, Anne Gardner (NBCT, Literacy)