Problem Solving: Helping Kids Develop Brainstorming Techniques

Michele Borba October 4, 2013 Comments Off on Problem Solving: Helping Kids Develop Brainstorming Techniques

Brainstorming is a way of finding possible solutions to problems. In brainstorming, you let your imagination flow. You try to come up with as many ideas as possible in a short time.

  • Wild ideas count – let your creativity go!
  • No criticism or evaluation of ideas.
  • It’s okay to add on to someone else’s idea.

First, list some problems you’d like to consider.

Pick one of the above problems and brainstorm solutions to it.

PROBLEM:


POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS I’d

Consider

Won’t

Consider

Rank

Order

1. a a a
2. a a a
3. a a a
4. a a a
5. a a a
6. a a a
7. a a a
8. a a a

Now, go back and check which possible solutions you’d consider doing. Rank order only the ones you’d really do something about and mark them in order of your first, second and third choice.