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Attribute Listing

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We used the attributes of a pizza and generated many unusual options for new pizza creations.
We came up with new suggestions for the crust, sauce, cheese and toppings on a pizza.
I told them that Waypoint Pizza needed some new recipes. We also would be presenting our creations to them when we visited there on our field trip

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Attribute Listing

  1. 1. Generating Tool Attribute Listing
  2. 2. What we did <ul><li>We used the attributes of a pizza and generated many unusual options for new pizza creations. </li></ul><ul><li>We came up with new suggestions for the crust, sauce, cheese and toppings on a pizza. </li></ul><ul><li>I told them that Waypoint Pizza needed some new recipes. We also would be presenting our creations to them when we visited there on our field trip. </li></ul><ul><li>I choose this task because I could tie it to a real world event, our field trip. </li></ul><ul><li>The generating process took 20 minutes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Problem Solving Preferences <ul><li>The class definitely understood what I meant when I said ‘new’ ideas and they had very unusual suggestions. </li></ul><ul><li>Very few children offered useful or ordinary ideas. Only two students out of 19 created typical pizzas. </li></ul><ul><li>About 17 of the pizzas were not truly edible. </li></ul><ul><li>The conversation was animated and energetic. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What were the results? Did you select the tools wisely? Apply them effectively? Were the results satisfactory to you and the group? <ul><li>Attribute listing was a perfect tool to generate many unusual options. </li></ul><ul><li>I needed to stress the useful aspect of the assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>The students loved the process and enjoyed designing their pizzas. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone was pleased with the results until we needed to select a novel and useful pizza recipe. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>We ended up creating a menu to offer Waypoint pizza that included all of our novel ideas for pizzas. </li></ul><ul><li>The owner of Waypoint Pizza promised to display our menu and enjoyed our original pizza ideas. </li></ul>The Real World Connection
  6. 6. Would you do it differently if you were starting over? How? <ul><li>Next time I will mention that they need to also consider the useful element of creative problem solving. </li></ul><ul><li>I could of used a focusing tool to help the students select from the large array of choices we generated. </li></ul><ul><li>The linking together of alike ideas and combinations was an overlooked step. This was a mistake. </li></ul><ul><li>The students didn’t narrow down the options in a thoughtful way. </li></ul>

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