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(p. 71) Week 19 Materials 

(p. 71) Week 19 Materials
(p. 71) Week 19 Materials

John E. Lochman

, Karen C. Wells

, and Lisa A. Lenhart

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date: 20 January 2021

(p. 73) Slove That Problem

Problem Example

You are in a group at school. Your group has the chance to earn a party if they earn enough points. However, to earn enough points for the party, each member of the group needs to return their goal sheet every week with at least one signature. Your group may not be getting the party because several members of the group keep forgetting their goal sheets or are having difficulty meeting their goals. What can you do? (Each team has two minutes to generate either solution or an obstacle).


  1. 1. Threaten the students

  2. 2. Use a buddy system to remind members about goal sheets

  3. 3. Bribe the teachers to sign the sheet

  4. 4. Help members pick better goals

The team chooses solution 2 to use buddies.


The Blockers come up with the obstacle of the buddy becoming sick all week and so he/she is not there to remind the member to bring the goal sheet to group. (Solvers are then given another opportunity to generate an alternative solution. Each team takes turns until they are unable to come up with any new blocks or solutions).

Additional Problem Scenarios

You have been saving for a long time and finally have $20.00 in your bank account. You have just been invited to a birthday party for your best friend. You also want to buy something for yourself that costs $15.00. If you buy what you want for yourself, you will not have enough money to buy your friend a nice gift. What can you do?

Your class has a problem. They have only one long rope and two balls. Each recess it seems like the same people take the balls and the rope. They let their friends join in the games, but they don’t let everyone who wants to play join the games. This leaves a lot of people from your room standing around at recess with nothing to do. It is very boring for these people. What can you do?

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Goal SheetPDF