The Problem Solving Game

Creativity, communication, cooperation. Pupils assume the role of employees at a game factory working together to develop a new game. Using the principles of the STAR method (Stop, Think, Act, Review), they work in teams to create game boards. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • As a pre-teaching strategy, have small groups discuss board games that require problem-solving skills
Classroom Considerations
  • Final lesson from the three-part Respecting Differences in Others unit
  • Prepare game cards for each group before teaching the lesson 
Pros
  • Teaches problem solving in an original and engaging way
  • Includes an essential question, measurable learning objectives, and performance goals
Cons
  • None