Explain how children problem solve and how this investigation in particular helps them to develop their problem-solving skills.

Unit 3: The Problem Solving Process – Discussion

Throughout this course, many opportunities are available to post an initial response to a Discussion topic as well as to respond to your classmate’s responses.

After you have completed the Reading, and without reviewing your classmate’s responses, post your initial response to the following Discussion. Your post should be at least 200–250 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources.

After you have submitted your initial post, review some of your classmate’s posts and respond to at least two of your classmates. Refer to your Discussion Board Rubric in your Syllabus for specific grading explanation.

Topics

 The Problem Solving Cycle

The Problem Solving Cycle

You have learned about the problem-solving cycle throughout Unit 3. For this Discussion, choose science content such as rocks, seeds, clouds, leaves, or water, and then complete the following:

  • Discuss how you would set up an investigation that promotes the problem-solving stages. Make sure to include what topic you choose and how the students will meet each of the problem-solving stages.
  • Explain how children problem solve and how this investigation in particular helps them to develop their problem-solving skills.
  • What is your problem solving style? Explain how this will affect your student experiences and your classroom practices?
  • Create an Early Childhood game that relates to math and/or science that will enhance problem solving skills. Make sure to share the materials, directions, and other important components.
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