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1,498 reviewed resources for creative problem solving

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Logic Puzzles: Same and Different

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
With ABCmouse logic puzzles, students have an opportunity to use their higher-order thinking skills and creative problem-solving skills. These puzzles require young learners to look at a problem from multiple perspectives and are perfect...
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Utah Middle School Math Project: 7th Grade

For Teachers 7th Standards
The eight resources in this collection provide tweens with the tools and protocols for solving problems which in turn enable them to make the transition from acquiring basic knowledge to creatively applying it. The lessons in the...
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Introduction to Nanotechnology Using the Creative Problem-Solving Model

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Should we continue to spend money on nanotechnology? Groups engage in a problem-solving unique process around the newly emerging research field of nanotechnology. In order to propose a solution, the groups must research nanotechnology...
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Teaching Problem Solving Strategies in the 5-12 Curriculum

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Address any kind of math concept or problem with a series of problem-solving strategies. Over 12 days of different activities and increasing skills, learners practice different ways to solve problems, check their answers, and reflect...
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Problem Solving Strategies

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
With a geometric shape on hand the instructor provides a reason for creative thinking then models how he constructs an answer using problem solving strategies. He explains his thinking and notes the strategy he used to solve each problem.
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The Problem Solving Game

For Teachers 5th
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...
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Word Problems Solved By S.M.S.

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners solve word problems with a consumer math emphasis. This lesson plan also contains many strategies and questions learners can ask to solving problems.  There is also a bibliography included for resources on problem solving.
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Jazz Exploration: A Collage Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore and experience jazz through collage. They listen to improvisational jazz, discuss the origins of jazz, then design and create a collage that shows jazz being played. This project will result in amazing works of...
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Classical Period: Understanding Four-Bar Sequences

For Students 6th - 8th
Her is an interesting topic, as well as a great way to teach it! You'll find two worksheets on this link, one for the teacher, and one for the learner. Worksheet one describes how classical composers used musical repetition to make their...
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Problem Solving When the Percent Changes

For Teachers 7th Standards
Use more than one whole to solve percent problems. The ninth installment in a 20-part series has pupils work percent problems in which they must determine two wholes. Individuals use double number lines to represent and solve the...
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Solving Problems by Finding Equivalent Ratios

For Teachers 6th Standards
Combine total quantities and equivalent ratios in problem solving. The fifth lesson plan in a series of 29 presents problems that can be solved using equivalent ratios. Pupils use part-to-part ratios and either sums or differences of the...
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Lesson: Resolving Conflict Creatively

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The wood sculpture Nkisi Nkondi is said to have been used to aid in conflict resolution. Learners pretend they are journalists reporting on a conflict in which the figure was used to resolve an issue. A creative and interesting use of...
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Problem Solving Using Rates, Unit Rates, and Conversions

For Teachers 6th Standards
Find a way to work with rates. The 23rd part in a 29-part series presents work problems for the class to solve given work rates. Pupils compare rates to determine which is faster. Some problems require learners to convert the rates to...
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Word Problems Leading to Rational Equations

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Show learners how to apply rational equations to the real world. Learners solve problems such as those involving averages and dilution. They write equations to model the situation and then solve them to answer the question — great...
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Using Unique Triangles to Solve Real-World and Mathematical Problems

For Students 7th Standards
How can congruent triangles help mark a soccer field? This is just one question your classes can answer after solving the real-world problems in the lesson plan. Each example posed through a word problem elicits higher order thinking and...
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Solving Equations Involving Linear Transformations of the Coordinate Space

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Explore methods for solving linear systems with your classes and introduce learners to using matrices as a viable method. Scholars are able to recognize situations where matrices are the efficient method of solving. Application questions...
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Lesson: Sensing a Different Way

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Problem solving and creative thinking are top priority in an interesting lesson. Learners explore how they can think creatively to use four common objects in three different ways, they discuss senses and using senses differently to...
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Building a Paper Bridge: an Introduction To Problem Solving

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore problem solving strategies to build a paper bridge with a partner. As a class they discuss a variety of techniques to solve a simple problem, then in pairs construct the longest non-supported single span bridge...
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Art Tape Amusement Parks

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In need of a quick way to get rid of extra art tape? This simple idea describes how learners can use it to create mini amusement parks. They'll form the tape into roller coasters, cars, and people with a little imagination and creative...
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Singapore Math: Grade 3a, Unit 2 (part 11)

For Students 3rd
Solving two-step word problems is a great way to build strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. This video showcases three word problems involving multi-digit addition or subtraction. Sal highlights important...
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Solving Problems in Two Ways—Rates and Algebra

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Build confidence by using multiple approaches to problem solving! This resource uses a visual and algebraic approach to solving application problems. A discussion is included about efficient approaches to different problems.
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Problem Solving and the Coordinate Plane

For Students 6th Standards
Class members investigate rectangles on the coordinate plane. They determine the length of line segments in the coordinate plane with the same x-coordinate or same y-coordinate and then solve geometric problems involving perimeter and...
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Applying Tangents

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
What does geometry have to do with depression? It's an angle of course! Learners apply the tangent ratio to problem solving questions by finding missing lengths. Problems include angles of elevation and angles of depression. Pupils make...
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Creative Problem Solving

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners create an airborne sculpture with a partner based on the sculpture The Cheyenne. In this sculpture lesson plan, students discuss the difficulties in creating an airborne sculpture.

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