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Learning Strategies - Problem Solving

Brainstorming

Array Style
Write the main topic in the center circle and the secondary ideas in the surrounding circles. Once students have grasped the concept of these methods, have them make their idea arrays on blank paper.

Brainstorming Web

Brainstorming Array
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Clustering
Write the main topic in the center circle with similar ideas in the clusters:

Brainstorming Web

Brainstorming Clusters
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