PMI – Plus, Minus, Interesting


Solution Finding

Additional Purpose(s):

Supporting Thinking


This process supports examination of ideas, concepts and experiences from more than one perspective before drawing conclusions or making decisions.


Have learners work with a partner or in small groups to brainstorm responses to the prompts for steps 1-3 before they make their conclusions in step 4. 

Step 1 – P: What are all the positive points you can think of? 

Step 2 – M: What are all the negative points you can think of? 

Step 3 – I: What are the interesting points to which attention should be given? 

Step 4: Make your conclusion after considering the positives, negatives and the interesting.  


PMI – Plus, Minus, Interesting


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