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Title: Reinventing the Wheel: The Big6 and Super 3 Approach to Problemsolving


1
Reinventing the Wheel The Big6 (and Super 3)
Approach to Problem-solving
  • SAISD Library Media Services
  • Maverick ES
  • October 12-13, 2004
  • Presenter Laura Alfaro
  • lalfaro_at_saisd.net

2
Question
  • What would re-inventing the wheel require of you?
  • Time
  • Energy
  • Creativity
  • New materials
  • A plan

3
Alternatives
  • Use someone elses wheel
  • Modify a wheel to make it your own
  • Dont use a wheel come up with another solution
    to your problem!

4
What Do YOU Have in Mind?
  • Super 3 (PK-2)
  • Plan
  • Do
  • Review
  • Big6 (2-12)
  • Task Definition
  • Information Seeking Strategies
  • Location Access
  • Use of Information
  • Synthesis
  • Evaluation

5
Everyday Problem-solving Begins…
  • In the classroom
  • Deciding who will do daily classroom jobs
  • Student-created classroom rules, social
    contract
  • Making whole class decisions of community service
    projects
  • Solving classroom disruptions between students,
    or groups of students
  • Keeping track of assignments and homework
  • Learning to be safe and responsible
  • Remembering to think of others…

6
Academic Problems
  • Selecting a topic for a research project
  • Learning to be a leader of a group assignment
  • Working with others to reach a goal, or complete
    a task
  • Following directions and completing assigned work
    efficiently and neatly
  • Learning to handle difficult situations…

7
But theres a PATTERN to Follow…
  • Use the Big6 steps to model problem-solving.
  • Explain each step during the problem-solving
    situation.
  • Think your thoughts aloud.
  • Later in the day, discuss a simple experiment, or
    research problem, and use the same pattern of
    behavior as you did earlier.

8
So WHAT IS THE BIG6?
  • http//www.big6.com
  • Discuss each step.
  • Discuss simplicity.
  • Discuss the extras.
  • Questions
  • Notes
  • Rubrics
  • Self-evaluation and insight towards improvement.

9
Practice Makes Almost Perfect!
  • Facilitator will demonstrate the activity.
  • Each person has a problem to share.
  • Put together your thoughts as you would if you
    were explaining the steps to your students.
    Follow the Big6 steps! Make notes!
  • Give your presentation.
  • Self-evaluate and listen to class evaluations.
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