Lesson 6: Evaluate the Outcome

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Name(s) of student(s):

Age and grade level:

Goal from IEP connected to lesson:

Objective from IEP connected to lesson:

Purpose of lesson: To evaluate the outcome of the solution and proceed accordingly.


“Today you will learn to evaluate the outcome of your solution. If your problem isn’t solved, you’ll learn the steps.”

Discussion: Evaluate the Results

“If you were solving a problem using the methods in this unit, you would identify the problem, gather information, anticipate outcomes, plan, take steps to solve the problem, and request and/or decline assistance.”

After executing your solution, you should evaluate the outcome. Was the problem solved? If not, you can begin by asking yourself the following questions:

  • Did I solve the correct problem?
  • Is there an additional problem?
  • Did I give the solution enough time and/or practice to succeed?
  • Did I enlist the correct support/assistance?
  • Should I have attempted the solution independently?
  • If the problem was a relational conflict, did I develop proper boundaries? Did I respect another’s boundaries?
  • Is the problem worth solving?
  • What will happen if the problem remains unsolved? Am I okay with that?

Discussion: Problem Solving

“The above questions serve to re-orient you to the problem. Perhaps you were solving the wrong problem or need to adjust the solution. After re-identifying the problem, proceed to solve the problem. Collect new information, anticipate consequences, and implement planned steps to solve the problem. Re-evaluate the new outcome. Continue this sequence until your problem is solved.”

Exercise: Internal Reflection

The student should reflect on any current problem she feels is, despite her efforts, not solved. If she is willing to share, help her identify if she is attempting to solve the correct problem and assist her in the problem-solving sequence.

Exercise: Fundraising Project

The students should evaluate whether they earned enough funding for the planned activity. If not, have them work through the steps to solve the problem.


“Today, we reviewed steps and questions to ask ourselves if the solution we implemented was unsuccessful. We learned to re-orient ourselves to the problem and begin the problem-solving sequence again.”

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