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Problem Solving Activity for Year 6 Interview

Discussion in 'Primary' started by paradisecove, May 14, 2011.

  1. Hello I'm new to the TES Forum - so have no friends on here yet! Anyway I was hoping that somebody may see this and may be able to help? I have an interview next week where I have to teach a short problem solving lesson - subject of choice - for half an hour - year 6, 31 children of mixed ability. I am struggling with this slightly as not sure which way to go curriculum wise? The obvious choice does seem to be Numeracy, but I want to think a bit more outside the box - any ideas would be greatfully received. x
  2. Learning objective?
  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    You'll get a better response if you describe the plan you've had and ask for constructive criticism.
  4. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    I think you were asking in what other curriculum areas, other than numeracy, could you do problem solving activities.
    You could consider an outdoor challenge. How to cross a swamp with limited materials type of activity, although equipment for this might be a problem.
    There used to be an example of this on the QCDA site, but the links don't work well now:
    There's a swamp cross here:
    Based on this, perhaps a look at the PE curriculum might be a good idea?
    Or a D&T building a bridge problem?
    Ideas here:
    Of course these are only ideas - you have time constraints, and so will not be able to do a whole project!

    Hope this helps you think 'outside the box'

  5. Thats the only plan I've had - the brief is a half hour problem solving activity - your choice of subject to a class of 31 year 6 mixed ability children.
  6. Thanks Marlin for your response - I was thinking maybe doing a Trailblazer type problem - only problem I could forsee is space available - ie outside or in the hall - will check out the links you sent me. The only other ideas I have had are for a maths activity ie a cake problem which I have seen on here or a murder mystery involving numbers - which I need to investiage further. Its going to be a tough interview - activities in the morning - including teaching, a written task?, interview with school council, tour of school, meeting staff THEN if you get through that you are invited to a formal interview in the afternoon - I feel exhausted already!
  7. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    Good luck [​IMG]


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