The Simpsons - Problem Solving Activity
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A problem solving activity using a guess-check-improve method.
Activity is a 'Guess Who's coming to dinner' problem. Aim is to find out where each family member of the Simpsons sits at dinner table.
I model the problem using 4 guests on the board, then with 5 guests using interaction with pupils, More…trying to guess where each family member sits using the clues provided and checking/improving
pupils then tackle the problem with 6 guests, using the clues and character cards .
Extension: I asked the pupils to write their own clues to test another pair and swap their clues.