George Lucas Educational Foundation
Social and Emotional Learning

Learning to Measure the Size of a Problem

When elementary students compare the relative importance of a range of problems, they learn to take charge of their reactions.

April 10, 2020
George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teachers at Lister Elementary School, in Tacoma, Washington, help students compare and contrast the sizes of problems by having them fill out a Big vs. Little Problems worksheet with actual examples.

The “Size of the Problem” activity and worksheet are from The Zones of Regulation, by Leah M. Kuypers, available from Think Social Publishing, Inc. Adapted for The Zones of Regulation from the original work of Michelle Garcia Winner’s Think Social (2005) and Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis’s The Incredible 5-Point Scale (2003). All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Character Education
  • Family Engagement
  • 3-5 Upper Elementary