In this course, you'll observe many ways to engage intermediate grade level students in developing more sophisticated problem-solving strategies. As students encounter open-ended problems, they must learn to select the most appropriate problem-solving strategies. You'll see how to help students use their complete repertoire of skills and strategies to solve interesting and engaging problems.
Helping students move beyond basic problem-solving strategies can be challenging. You'll learn how to implement practical ideas and techniques for helping students develop and apply three more sophisticated problem-solving strategies:
You will learn how to:
- Making an organized list strengthens students’ skills in organizing data effectively
- When students learn how to use logical reasoning, they are more able to think logically and make accurate generalizations
- Problems that require students to work backward develop skills of inverse thinking
Watch an excerpt from this course:
"I was impressed by the videos both with the ideas and the explanations and examples. Very well done and much appreciated by problem-solving teachers!"
– A. Philip
"Nice review of various problem solving strategies and how to engage students by using hands on activities. Well done videos modeling the strategies."
– E. Krieble
"Including student handouts is an important part of why I like doing BER workshops. I get materials I can use immediately in my classroom."
– S. Kababik
"This course was very informative. I loved the way they used a real classroom setting and showed how strategies were used. Thank you for a great course and wonderful handouts!"
– E. Beauchesne
"This course is very applicable and will enable me to challenge my students' critical thinking."
– J. Kemmerly