CLASSROOM – Absurdity

National Day Calendar Classroom - November - Absurdity
(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)

CLASSROOM – Absurdity

What’s this you say? You don’t want any absurdity in your classroom. Well, National Absurdity Day inspires this week’s project and after thinking it over for a little bit, absurdity is just problem solving that went wrong.

So, this week, it’s time for students to put their thinking caps on and solve some problems. They can be big or small, old or new. We all know there are plenty of problems to solve. They might be right in your classroom or your school. Where ever you find them, students have an opportunity to put their own spin on how to fix problems they might not usually think about.

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Download and print the Absurd Problem Solving worksheet for your students. Explore the other resources we’ve included for problem-solving ideas and get to fixing all the absurdity out there!

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Are you ready to do some solving? I’m being absurd, you say? Well, that’s absurd. Ok, enough absurdity. Let’s get down to business. For this week’s project, you’ll need newspapers or magazines. Students can work on their own or as teams to solve the absurd problems they find in the articles they read. For more ways to include problem-solving in your classroom, visit the websites included below. They offer excellent ideas for engaging students in team-building projects that will prepare them for real-world problems we all face.

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