Problem Soving

In Groups

Define The Problem

Houston, We Have a Problem - Apollo 13 (4/11) Movie CLIP (1995) HD

Analyze the Problem

Establish Criteria

Apollo 13 (7/11) Movie CLIP - Square Peg in a Round Hole (1995) HD

List All Possible Solutions

Apollo 13 - Brainstorming

Choose The Best Solution

Implement The Solution


  1. Your friends came over to your house for a movie night. One of your friends brought another friend so there are more people than you planned for. You want to pass out the drinks but you only have five cans of soda and you need 6 for everyone to have one. What could you do?
  2. After basketball practice you go back to the locker room with your team to shower and change. When you are done dressing, you can’t find your shoes. What could you do?
  3. You have been waiting all day for lunch to come because you are starving. Finally class gets over and you get to go to lunch. Except when you go to get to your lunch, it’s not there. You probably left it at home. What could you do?

  4. There is a guy in your class who is always mean to you. He always bumps you when he walks by and he calls you names. He knocks stuff out of your hands and makes you feel stupid. You don’t think you can take it anymore. What could you do?

  5. You really want to invite this new girl/guy to come to your birthday party, but you have never talked to them before. You are worried they will say no. What could you do?

  6. You rode the bus to school today and on the way in people are pointing and laughing at you. You go in the bathroom and see that you have pink gum all over the back of your pants. What could you do?

  7. You wake up and see that your alarm never went off. So you are starting your morning 15 minutes later than you planned. It is a really important day at school and you cannot be late. What could you do?

  8. You are giving a group presentation in front of class and it’s your turn to talk. All of the sudden you sneeze. You cover it with your hand, but now your hand is full of stuff you sneezed out. What could you do?

  9. You are eating dinner at a fancy restaurant with your parents and their friends. You have a really messy dinner and accidentally flip a noodle into the lady’s lap. They are busy talking and don’t notice it. What could you do?

  10. You are taking a test and there is no talking allowed. You are writing your answers on the paper and your pencil breaks. What could you do?