Help me give my students some time to explore how to construct and problem solve by building with legos. Students will be given a problem and have to decide the best course of action for constructing the solution.
I am an Intervention Specialist working with students with a variety of needs. I work on sharpening their skills in reading, writing, math and behavior. My students struggle every day academically; however, they come to me with a smile on their face and something great to talk about. I really get to see my students' talents that may not be shown in the classroom, because I am working in a small group. My students may not be wanting to work, but are always willing to show what they know, even when it is hard.
Students will be presented with a problem, for example you are a race car driver and you have to construct a race car out of the pieces provided, you may follow directions first. We will time the students to measure distance traveled on a slope. Then students can problem solve and make modifications for what is needed.
Students will work as a team not only to construct an end product, but also learn to work together as a team.
My students will benefit from this due to the fact that they are allowed free thinking as well as directed instruction.
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