Team Problem Solving Activities Adults Non Essay Scholarships For High School Seniors
“Local man attempts to provide joy to the world by opening a jar of peanut butter.” #2. “I can’t believe it’s been a year since we ate all the peanut butter from that crazy tight jar.” #3.
Future Party – Imagine it’s one year from today; what did you solve in the last year? 40-20-10-5 – Explain your problem in up to 40 words.
Problem solving activities that help you narrow your list of possible solutions down to the best solution. Futures Wheel – Pick a possible solution and write it in the center of a piece of paper.
List possible direct results/consequences of the solution around the center idea. Idea Trial – When you can’t get agreement on which solution to choose, have the proponents of each idea represent them in “court.” Go through opening arguments, call witnesses and allow closing statements. “Really strong hand, is it true you could also be used for terrible things, such as opening a can of sardines? Coin-Flip – When deciding between two equally good solutions, flip a coin. *Toss.* (I really don’t want to have to caress this jar of peanut butter…) Strong hands it is!
You can use the following 3 fun problem solving games in any situation and make them last for a duration of your choice, all you require are a few items from around the office or home.
This is the first of our problem solving offerings and an excellent activity to include some creativity within your group.
Problem solving activities that help you phrase and understand the problem you are trying to solve: #1.
Eat delicious PB&J sandwich (5pm), Make delicious PB&J sandwich (pm), Open Peanut Butter Jar (pm), Build up grip strength (), … 100 points earns you the Gripper Badge, 500 points earns you a pudding cup.
Apply Mc Luhan – Answer Mc Luhan’s tetrad of questions in context of your solution: 1) What does your solution enhance? 3) What does it bring back that was once obsolete and 4) What does it flip into when taken to the extreme? The purpose of the above problem solving activities is to get you to think about the problem in a different way and have some fun while solving it–both of which will enhance your creativity in finding and implementing a solution.
Using a strong grip to open the jar: 1) The ability to get peanut butter, 2) Other tools for opening jars, 3) The joy of cooking my own food, 4) Only eating peanut butter and nothing else. Word on the Street – Conduct “word-on-the-street” type interviews with members of your team, asking them how they felt about the project and the solution. Find the Funny – Write a monologue or stand-up set that covers some of the funny moments or ideas from the project.
–Round 2 (based on vise grip)–Metal clamp, Pliers, Glue, Cement, Sticky Glove.
–Round 3 (based on sticky glove)–Lots of tapping, Rubbing the seal, Punching, Soft caresses, Really strong hand.