Task 1.4.1 – Small Group
Your dog will not stay in the yard. You are afraid it will get hit by a car, run away, be stolen, get in a dog fight, or bite someone. How can you keep it where it belongs?
In groups of 3-4, brainstorm at least 12 ideas. You will have three minutes. To be eligible for a prize, each student must contribute at least two ideas. Remember, there is no such thing as a silly idea.
Grade the ideas.
Take one of your B or C ideas and funnel it down until you have at least 10 more ideas. Then grade those ideas as well.
Continue funneling and grading until you have at least five A ideas.
Construct a Decision Table. If you have five ideas and four evaluation criteria, then you will need—
Use the following criteria:
- Which is the least expensive?
- Which can be created the quickest?
- Which will last the longest?
- Which is the most humane? (Count this as double, so multiply all ranking numbers by 2.)
Feel free to substitute one or more of your own criteria. Make sure they—
- have an st word
- are positive
In case of a tie, flip a coin