Problem Solving Activity Types

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Problem Solving Activity Types

There are many Activity Types that provide students with an opportunity to use problem solving strategies and skills. These take many forms, such as formal Problem-Based Learning activities that utilize research and data analysis to suggest possible solutions to a problem, activities that use concept mapping techniques to organize and visualize data, or activities that require the learner to use mathematical processes to find solutions to problems.

Specific activities that involve at least one form of problem solving include the following:

Activity Types
Roundhouse Diagrams
Venn Diagrams
Family Tree Diagrams
Fishbone Maps
Chain of Event Maps
Spider Maps
Simulations
Tesselations
Meter Math
Candy Math
Doggy Math
WebQuests
WebInquiries

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Brock University
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University of Texas at Austin (retired)
Education Department, Curriculum and Instruction
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