Problem Solving

Introduction

This set of lesson plans is designed to introduce a systematic approach to problem-solving through a motivating, practical application: fundraising for a celebration or field trip. The student will learn to recognize and identify a problem, gather useful information and utilize resources, anticipate outcomes of possible solutions, plan and implement steps in a solution, and evaluate the outcome of the solution. Additionally, the student will receive instruction in requesting, accepting, and declining assistance.

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Lesson 1: Identify the Problem

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To recognize and identify a problem. Materials needed: […]

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Lesson 2: Gather Information

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To gather information and resources in order to […]

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Lesson 3: Anticipate Outcomes and Consequences

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To anticipate possible outcomes and consequences of feasible […]

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Lesson 4: Plan and Implement Steps to Solve the Problem

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To create an action plan and implement the […]

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Lesson 5: Request, Accept, and Decline Assistance

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To politely and assertively request, accept, or decline […]

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Lesson 6: Evaluate the Outcome

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To evaluate the outcome of the solution and […]

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