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172 resources with the keyterm problem solving strategies

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Problem Solving Strategies

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Eight mini-posters remind your math class of strategies to try when attacking a problem. Print each one on a different brightly colored piece of paper, laminate, and post in your classroom for year-long reference. Strategies...
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Using Compensatory Numbers to Subtract

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders start thinking about compensatory numbers and how they can be used to subtract without regrouping. They work through a series of four activities that span several days and engage them in pair work and problem solving with...
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Problem Solving: Draw a Diagram

For Teachers 4th - 5th
This problem solving PowerPoint presents a detailed, logical sequence of steps to follow in order to solve a story problem. The thinking processes described are given in text and represented by a visual model. After discussing the...
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"Andy Works for Charity"

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore a real-word math problem with your class. Strengthen their problem-solving strategies by coming up with an answer to a money question. They work in groups to determine the answer. Also, they share with the class the various...
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Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Got You Down? "Tri" This!

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Have your class design their own mathematical study aids. Learners collaborate in groups on the design of tri-fold presentation describing the relationships between mathematical computations. Then, they write a business letter to the...
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Open-Ended Problem Solving - Math

For Teachers 6th
If you are looking for an end-of-the-year math assessment, then this lesson could be for you! Your mathematicians are assessed on their ability to solve difficult, multi-step word problems that take quite a bit of thought and...
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What Are the Ways You Can Solve a System of Linear Equations?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Confronted with a system of equations? This tutorial briefly describes the three ways systems of equations can be solved. Substitution, graphing, and the elimination method are all covered. The only thing this video is missing is example...
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Using Algebra to Explore Problem Space

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students apply their knowledge of math by rewriting word problems using equations. In this word problem lesson, students build upon previous knowledge as they set up the correct steps to solve word problems. This lesson is full of hints...
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Make an Organized List - Homework 9.5

For Students 5th - 6th
In this making different combinations worksheet, learners read 3 mathematical word problems and make a list for each one. Students figure out all the possible combinations they can think of for answers. Learners show each step of their...
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Subtraction Grid Starter

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Solving three-digit subtraction problems can be as easy as drawing a four by four grid. Learners practice using a grid to solve two subtraction problems.
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Using Known Facts to Multiply and Divide Mentally

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Building strong mental-math skills requires learners to have a strong number sense. They practice multiplying two and three-digit numbers in their heads using estimation or approximation. They estimate or round each number and then...
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Basic Math Skills Practice and Problem Solving

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
The intention of the slide-show is to provide learners with the opportunity to problems solve with a peer. They work through each problem provided and discuss their strategies. This is a great way to build foundational math and algebraic...
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Solving Equations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How do you solve a problem when a symbol or letter is used in place of a missing number? Build algebraic reasoning and problem solving skills with this presentation that explains three methods for finding a missing variable. The guess...
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Money Problems: Pounds and Pence

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Teaching youngsters how to handle money is a great way to bring math to life. This series of problems encourage learners to use problem solving strategies such as, underlining, and circling information to solve. Note: This resource was...
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Multiplication Word Problems

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
You can use this resource to introduce younger learners to word problems involving multiplication. The concept is described, and example is provided, and then they can practice by solving each of the three practice problems provided. The...
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Hot Chocolate Problems

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Kids love real word math becuase it connects to their everyday life and is really useful to learn. They are given the recipe for hot chocolate, using that recipe they must alter the quantities of each ingredient in order to accommodate a...
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Problem Solving

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Give kids a few strategies to help them become amazing problem solvers. This presentation is intended to be used over a two-day period and presents several techniques or ways to solve word problems or multiplication problems by...
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Problem-Solving Decision: Choose the Operation - Homework 11.9

For Students 5th - 6th
In this problem solving worksheet, students read the information box that tells strategies for choosing an operation. Students solve 4 story problems.
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Problem Solving Application: Use Equations - Practice Problems 12.5

For Students 6th - 7th
Walk your scholars through the process of using equations through this problem-solving worksheet! A scenario question asks students to solve a multi-step math problem. They are guided to the solution through 7 questions, finally...
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Use Equations - English Learners 12.5

For Students 6th - 8th
In this ELL, problem solving strategies worksheet, students follow a 5 step problem solving process where they examine data in a table and write an equation to solve the problem. The steps are clearly labeled and scaffolding is provided...
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Problem Solving Strategy: Solve a Simpler Problem - Reteach 6.6

For Students 5th - 8th
In this problem solving strategies worksheet, learners solve 2 word problems where they use models and the "solve a simpler problem strategy" to help them solve the problem. The problems contain fractions. A detailed example that uses a...
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Counting the Miles

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Youngsters solve a multi-step word problem to determine the number of miles traveled by the Martinez family each day. Then they identify and name the methods used to find their solution. Pupils compare their strategies to others in the...
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Problem Solving with Math

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Here, young learners work independently to organize information. They are presented with a word problem about kites, and they are provided with a graphic organizer to help them solve the answer. The use of manipulatives is suggested. 
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Partying with Proportions and Percents

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Examine ratios and proportions in several real-world scenarios. Children will calculate unit rates, work with proportions and percentages as they plan a party, purchase produce, and take a tally. This lesson plan recommends five...