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This problem solving writing prompt was inspired by an Action Maze website


Computers & Internet, Language Arts  


6, 7  

Title – The Evil Landlady
By – Sandrine Ting
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Secondary Subjects – Computers / Internet
Grade Level – 6-7
Time 50 minutes



1. Present the story of below

2. Students imagine that they meet an evil landlady. How do they solve this problem?

3. Ask the students to work in groups

4. Discuss their solutions.

5. Have each group explain reasons for their solution.

Follow up activities

1. Have class brainstorm students’ own problem solving experiences.

2. After sharing students’ problem solving experiences, assign students to a debate. One group plays ‘landlady or landlord’. The other group plays ‘tenant’.

3. Write an assignment to describe how they solve a real life problem.

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