Be a Problem Solving Star

Encourage scholars to problem solve everyday frustrations using the STAR method. Using the acronym, learners remember to stop, think, act, and review. Participants begin with a math analogy in which they problem-solve to find the correct answer then discuss situations the technique would be most helpful. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a STAR-themed bulletin board, display the meaning of each letter alongside stars decorated by participants
  • Direct pupils to attach the STAR worksheet to their interactive notebook for easy reference while they work
  • Send a copy of the worksheet home for parents and guardians to display in their home
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the third lesson in a series of three that encourage social awareness 
  • A classroom teacher or counselor can plan the lesson
Pros
  • Any math works to introduce the lesson
  • Heightens accountability and personal responsibility  
Cons
  • None
Common Core