It is interesting to read from this chapter that teachers may face the dilemma of how much to tell, when teaching problem solving. I have been caught in situations alike before when engaging children to problem solve, as I was then concerned with the time factor and only wanted to abide by the lesson duration. I was guilty at times then, for providing more information than I should as I was hoping that it would so much help them in deriving to a solution. And yes, I should be convicted for killing their rights to learning to problem solve..
Environment-based Task < To the Outdoors We Go! >
Children are grouped into groups of four. Each group will be given one type of item as a measurement tool. Children will measure selected objects / furniture at Burger King. Record the data collected on a chart. The groups will compare their data collected.A follow-up activity may include predicting the measurement of a longer or shorter similar object / furniture.