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Solving the Problem

This modelling the tools is incorporated into critical challenges at Kindergarten, however, it can be adapted for use at all grade levels.



Assess decisions.

  • Assess students' ability to recognize and select a solution to a newcomer's problem, using the rubric Assessing Problems and Solutions. The sources of evidence and the four criteria for assessment are listed below:
  • Use the sorting of the cards found on Problems and Solutions and Matching Problems and Solutions to assess students' ability to distinguish problems from solutions.
  • Use the paired responses, pasted on Matched Pairs, to assess students' ability to recognize a relevant solution to a problem.
  • Use the responses, recorded on Identifying Solutions, to assess students' ability to propose multiple solutions and select a best solution.

Reaching the basic understanding level on the rubric may be appropriate for many primary students.



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