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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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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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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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Problem Solving Strategy: Solve a Simpler Problem - Reteach 6.6

For Students 5th - 8th
In this problem solving strategies worksheet, students 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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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...
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Problem Solving Decision: Multistep Problems

For Students 4th - 6th
Capture your learners' attention by asking them to find the difference in size between the 12-inch silky anteater and the 6-foot giant anteater! This order of operations instructional activity has students first identify the meaning of...
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Growing Caterpillars

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Explore multiplication through caterpillar study. Learners will view a caterpillar video clip and work with a group to determine how much they would weigh if they grew to be 3,000 times their size as does the caterpillar. They will...
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Multiplication Grids: Double-Digit

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Kids learn how to use the grid method to solve double by single-digit multiplication problems. They take each double-digit number into its tens and units, place it on the grid, add the multiplier, then solve the problem. There are two...
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Problem Solving: Work Backward

For Students 4th - 6th
It's all about working backwards in this problem-solving worksheet, which has mathematicians examining 6 scenarios and writing out their calculations to solve each. The first 2 are started to guide scholars in this concept, which...
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Johnny Appleseed

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
While this presentation only has two sample questions, it provides a thorough exploration of solving word problems. Using a step-by-step method, this resource takes a word problem involving addition and shows how to identify the key...
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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 plan 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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How the West Was One - Three x Four

For Teachers 6th
While this lesson plan provides a motivating and interesting way to review the concept of the order of operations, it involves the use of software called How the West Was One + Three x Four. There are also other resources that are...
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Both Sides

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students identify both sides of an issue and find strategies for decision making. In this problem-solving lesson plan, students read passages and identify both sides to an issue, then read for specific information. Students identify...
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Problem Solving: Guess and Check

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this guess and check worksheet, students look at 4 packages of stickers with the amount of stickers in each package labeled. Students then use the guess and check strategy to solve 1 word problem. Scaffolding is provided for the guess...
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Problem-Solving Decisions: Explain Your Solution

For Students 5th - 9th
In this problem solving strategies worksheet, students answer 5 word problems where draw diagrams and write and explanation to explain their solutions for calendar problems and problems that involve combinations.
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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 include:...