LEC_02_Teamwork_Problem_Solving_Rev_2015-08-27

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Teamwork and Problem Solving ENGR 1181 Class 2
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Problem: Ship Wreck Needs Cleaned Up The cruise ship Costa Concordia struck jagged rocks and sank off the coast of Italy in 2013. It is 2X the size of the Titanic. Salvage engineers wanted to remove the ship and recycle the materials. How would you do this?
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20 months with teams working around the clock problem solved!
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Today's Learning Objectives After today’s class, students will be able to: List four benefits of teamwork Identify the five steps in problem solving Identify at least four roles of team members Apply the five steps of problem solving to a new problem.
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Outline of Class Activities Review: teamwork Activity Introduce Team Working Agreement Lecture: problem solving Activity
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Questions to be Reviewed/Answered Are there really benefits to working in teams? What are the benefits? Should we assign roles in our team? How do we know who is responsible for each task? Are there engineering tools that might help our team? Are teams useful when solving problems?
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Why Focus on Teamwork + Problem Solving? Most industry jobs require you to solve problems and have: Teamwork skills Management skills People Skills No one works in a solitary bubble. Teamwork is a must (even true with monkeys & NASA engineers ( video )!)
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What are the Benefits of Teams? Many problems are better solved as teams Other team members may think of ideas you did not Broader range of possible solutions can be created Each team member may bring a unique skill set or expertise, which helps with idea generation Team members can offer ‘fresh eyes’ to help when you are stuck on a problem
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Should We Organize Our Team? Why? Yes, definitely. Organizing your team will: Help you successfully meet deadlines Make sure no task is overlooked Keep meetings productive Give a framework of how to approach discussions Reduce wasted time of team members
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Organization Suggestion: Team Roles Team leader: Leads and controls the meeting, ensures all members have a chance to speak Note taker: Keeps a written record of meeting discussion and team decisions Timekeeper: Keeps the discussion on topic and on time …What do you do if you have a 4 th team member?
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Teamwork: Activity The Challenge : Using only four 4’s, create mathematical expressions that create integers. Start with 0 and work your way up. (e.g., equations equal to 0,1,2,3,4,5…) The Rules : You can use only four 4’s, but you may use unlimited symbols or operators. Possible operators include: + - ! ^ ÷ × √ ( )
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Four Fours: Examples 0 = 4-4+4-4 1 = (4+4)/(4+4) 2 = … 3 = … 4 = …
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Four Fours: Individual Work Working on your own, see how many equations you can come up with in three minutes. Calculators are permitted.
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