ATS 1 (SQ)


Think. Communicate. Play.


ATS 1 develops Situational Intelligence or Critical and Inventive Thinking

  1. Jump in and know where you are (Sizing up and environment)
  2. Know what you can do (Identify options and think ahead)
  3. Do it and see if it works (Responsive to environment and feedback to environment)

Skills Acquired

Problem Solving + Thinking on your feet

Language Skills and Clarity

  1. Conflict Resolution: Talking it out
  2. 3C’s of Communication
  3. Resolving Ambiguity
  4. Common Reference in Communication
  5. Understanding Parts of Speech


  1. Heuristics Generation
  2. Using SWOT Analysis to deduce intentionality
  3. Using SWOT Analysis and Nash Equilibrium to deduce intentionality
  4. Authorial Intention
  5. Serial Reasoning

Understanding Concrete to Abstract

  1. The Scientific Method
  2. Method of Elimination and Fault Analysis
  3. Method of Elimination and Fault Analysis II
  4. Modelling
  5. Identifying Primary and Secondary Goals
  6. Setting Goals and Choosing Means
  7. Basic Probability
  8. Understanding Probability and Frequency
  9. The Tragedy of the Commons

Thinking Tool Box

  1. Opposites and the Principle of Non-Contradiction
  2. Conditional statements and logical forms
  3. Inference Indicators
  4. Argument diagramming
  5. Introduction to Syllogistic Logic
  6. Intermediate Syllogistic Logic
  7. Introduction to Categorical Sentences
  8. Advanced Method of Elimination
  9. Introducing Cost Benefit Analysis
  10. Practical Cost-Benefit Analysis
  11. Advanced Cost-Benefit Analysis

Exploration in New Worlds and Ideas

  1. Basic Negotiation in a small closed system
  2. Introduction to basic Thought Experiments
  3. Thought Experiments: Sense of Identity
  4. Thought Experiment: Social Fairness
  5. Thought Experiment: Why be Good?
  6. Integrated Problem Solving in Carcassonne: Part I and Part II
  7. Advanced Integrated Problem Solving in Catan: Part I and Part II


Every lesson is structured the same way: I-ACE

Introduction: First, the concept is explained

Activity:Activity is chosen with the concept just under the surface

Consolidation: The students must be able to identify the concept

Extention:  Students must extend concept: “Where else in your life can you find it?”

Lesson Progression

1 Scaffolded and Spiral: HAVIT

Honing Language Skills: Clarity and expression
Acts of Mind: Understanding authorial Intention
Varying between Abstract and Concrete: Putting principles into practice & abstracting principles from examples
Induction, and Inferences: Thinking Toolbox
Thinking Independently

2 Stages: CAFE



Students will be able to

  1. Make more accurate prediction
  2. Use resources better
  3. Prioritise needs
  4. Prevent competition sometimes
  5. Learn how to pursue multiple goals
  6. Learn how to set primary and secondary goal more consistently
  7. Learn how to find new resources
  8. Learn how to create opportunity


Student training

  1. Every session: 1½ hour

Teacher training

  1. 40 hours (1 hour every week OR 10-hour workshop every quarter)