Name/Title: Solving Minor Problems

Purpose of Event: To see if students can identify the four steps used when solving minor problems.

Suggested Grade Level: 2-5

Materials Needed: The following task sheet and something to write with.

Time Needed to Complete: To be completed during PE time, classroom time, or at home.

Description of Idea

After teaching, reviewing, and reinforcing the following four steps to solve minor problems with students:

  1. Ignore them
  2. Ask them to stop, please
  3. Move away from them
  4. Tell an adult

I then give them the following assessment which goes into their PE portfolio.


Submitted by Chris Kammerer who teaches at Pillsbury Math/Science/Tech Elementary School in Minneapolis, MN. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 4/20/2014.
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