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Cooperative Problem Solving Tasks Discuss this eTheme.

Problem solving can be fun. Explore the following activities where kids are encouraged to think creatively, share thoughts and opinions, create, discuss and solve problems, and than draw conclusions. Includes science, mathematical, logical, and environmental games and activities.

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This site features games to promote critical thinking; including if you build it, save the egg, zoom, minefield, worst-case scenario, a shrinking vessel, go for gold, it's a mystery, 4-way tug-of-war, and keep it real. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This page has scenarios and links to survival games that can help children to learn working as a team. NOTE: The site leads to websites with a guestbook and ads.
Work in groups to find out whether there is a Friday the 13th every year. Click on "Hint" to get a clue. Use links at the bottom of the page for help, the answer, and other challenges.
During this activity, students can learn that mathematical problems can be solved in more than one way.
Explore links on the page and solve problems by working in groups. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Design and build an egg package that prevents an egg from breaking when it is dropped. Kids can work in groups and create different designs with the same outcome. NOTE: The site leads to websites with a guestbook and ads.
This game involves students in logical thinking where students have to exchange places with the minimum number of moves.
During this in class activity students can learn how to create and solve problems.
This activity can help kids learn how to work in groups, sort ideas in pros and cons, and draw a conclusion. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
This activity encourages critical thinking and developing of an alternative point of view. It can help children to look at data with a second perspective and build another opinion.
This lesson plan is based on the problem of waste disposing. Kids can investigate the side effects of technology and develop an engineering solution to help solve the problem.
During this activity kids can learn to identify different geometric shapes and build larger structures by using those shapes.
Improve mathematical skills in probability and statistics while working on this activity. Kids can work in groups while solving a problem.
Learn to build triangles: share ideas, do experiments, and discuss tools and techniques.
Play this fun game and solve problems while working as a team. NOTE: The site leads to websites with and ads.
This site provides best practices for collaborative learning. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).

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