Be a Problem Solving Star

Reach for the STARs! Using the resource, scholars review the STAR (Stop, Think, Act, Review) method and discuss how to use it to solve a math equation. Next, small groups collaborate to solve a common problem in the classroom using the method.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Before teaching the lesson, ask for volunteers to share about a conflict they resolved in their personal lives
  • Extend the activity by having students consider ways to use the STAR method in other environments, such as at home 
Classroom Considerations
  • Serves as the final of four lessons from the Respecting Individual and Group Differences unit
Pros
  • Includes an essential question, measurable learning objective, and performance goal 
  • Targets enduring life skills such as tolerance and problem-solving
Cons
  • None