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Problem solving activities

  1. 1. PROBLEM SOLVING <ul><li>Group Activities </li></ul>
  2. 2. Lost at Sea <ul><li>You and your team have chartered a yacht. </li></ul><ul><li>None of you have any previous sailing experience, and you have hired an experienced skipper and two-person crew. </li></ul><ul><li>As you sail through the Southern Pacific Ocean a fire breaks out and much of the yacht and its contents are destroyed. </li></ul><ul><li>The yacht is slowly sinking. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Your location is unclear because vital navigational and radio equipment has been damaged. </li></ul><ul><li>The yacht skipper and crew have been lost whilst trying to fight the fire. </li></ul><ul><li>Your best guestimate is that you are approximately 1000 miles South West of the nearest landfall. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>You and your friends have managed to save the following 15 items, undamaged and intact after the fire. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A sextant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A shaving mirror </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A quantity of mosquito netting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A 5 gallon can of water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A case of army rations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps of the Pacific Ocean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A floating seat cushion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A 2 gallon can of oil/petrol mixture </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>A small transistor radio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 square feet of Opaque plastic sheeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shark repellent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One quart of 160 per cent proof rum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15ft nylon rope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 boxes of chocolate bars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A fishing kit </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Let’s rank them! <ul><li>YOUR CHANCES OF SURVIVAL WILL DEPEND UPON YOUR ABILILTY TO RANK THE ABOVE 15 ITEMS IN THEIR RELATIVE ORDER OF IMPORTANCE. </li></ul><ul><li>GOOD LUCK! </li></ul>
  7. 7. THE STORY OF HARVEY
  8. 9. <ul><li>List the people responsible for the tragedy from the most to the least responsible. </li></ul>

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