Introduction to Solving Contradictions--Presentation
This is the very first introduction to contradictions which explains what a contradiction is, why it is undesirable and simplified methods to resolve it. This goes with the following contradiction wall charts and exercises.
These wall charts are used to introduce separation principles for solving contradictions. Start by introducting the pile driver problem. The class can then use these charts to think about the following exercises.
Contradiction Exercises--Laminated Handouts
These Exercises are designed to be solved with Separation Principles.
The History of Functions
This is a two page intro to s-fields and functions. I usually use this to lead into a discussion on functions.
How to Write Functions--Wall Chart
This is an introduction to writing functions and is often used in conjunction with the function writing exercises. The student should follow the rules shown here when performing the exercises.
Drawing Systems of Functions--Presentation
This presentation Explains the process of creating function diagrams of systems. These systems deliver a modification to one product in the Job Super-System
Function Writing Exercises
These Exercises are designed to be worked by following the "Working With Functions" rules .
This presentation is about how to determine the value of a given object withing a system of objects.
Cause-Effect Rules--Wall Charts
These wall charts go with the methods explained in Causal Analysis.
Types of Knobs--Wall Chart
These charts help students understand the different types of knobs and contradictions.
Rake Example of Cause-Effect Diagram--Wall Chart
Further example of a constructed Cause-Effect Diagram.
Table of Fields--Wall Chart
This wall chart is useful for many activities including resolving contradictions and idealizing functions. Remember that the use of these fields typically evolves from the top row to the bottom.