In class Exercise
Students are arranged into groups of two.
Student 1 – writes instructions for student 2 to perform a simple task. Student 2 is not allowed to see the instructions as they are written.
Student 2 – Performs the task according to the given instructions.
- Draw a triangle
- Draw a square
Do the floss
Were the instructions precise?
Written Instruction In book
Instruction: Students are instructed to rewrite the instructions in a concise and precise manner with the expectation that the recipient of the instruction is motivated to achieve the goals of the instruction; i.e. the recipient understands the intent of the instructions and is not subject trivial misinterpretation which can lead to faults.
Moving From documenting an activity to solving problems
When solving a problem the following the steps to be followed:
- Information gathering;
- Identification of resources;
- Evaluation of pros and cons of multiple solutions;
- Determining most feasible solution.
See the plan for next class discussion here: https://islandclass.org/2021/05/19/problem-solving-discussion/
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