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Problem Solving

Problem Solving

The ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
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  • Short Activity (Video): Step 14
    In this video, learners identify assumptions that may be made about a problem and possible solutions, and think about how this might impact their approach by exploring a statement about brushing teeth.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 14
    In this video, learners identify assumptions that may be made about a problem and possible solutions, and think about how this might impact their approach by looking at a proposed solution to the problem of patients' lateness at a doctor's surgery.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 11
    In this video, learners use logic trees to help solve the complex problem of too many library books being returned late or going missing.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 6
    In this video, learners explain the difference between simple and complex problems by thinking of an example of a complex problem, pairing up and sharing their examples to peer-assess.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 13
    In this video, learners explain deductive and inductive logic and how they can be used in problem-solving by exploring deductive logic in the problem of mobile phone use in the car.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 12
    In this video, learners use hypotheses to help solve complex problems by suggesting a measurable hypothesis for a given problem around graffiti in the local area.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 13
    In this video, learners explain deductive and inductive logic and how they can be used in problem-solving by exploring inductive logic in the problem of mobile phone use in the car in their local area.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 10
    In this video, learners evaluate different solutions for a complex problem to pick the best one by creating a criteria matrix for choosing which hobby or interest to pursue.
  • Short Activity (Video): Step 15
    In this video, learners evaluate the success of solutions they have used to attempt to solve a complex problem by discussing the solution of a cycling scheme by the local council to help reduce congestion and pollution.
  • Self Assessment Resource
    Support teachers and learners to use consistent language when referring to skills by printing this colourful Essential Skills Mat.