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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 plan, students build upon previous knowledge as they set up the correct steps to solve word problems. This lesson plan is full...
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Make an Organized List - Homework 9.5

For Students 5th - 6th
In this making different combinations instructional activity, students 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. Students show each...
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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 instructional activity, 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...
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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...
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Picture It!

For Students 1st - 2nd
A single word problem is broken down into smaller parts, in this problem solving worksheet. The class highlights vital information, draws pictures, and answers 3 additional questions.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Guess and Check

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Teach your class how to guess and check to solve word problems. There are 4 single step word problems for them to solve.
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Problem Solving: Guess and Check

For Students 2nd - 4th
Sometimes guess and check is the best way to solve a word problem. Learners use the guess and check strategy to solve each of the 6 included story problems. Note: At times younger children have difficulty using estimation or the guess...
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Problem Solving: Write a Number Sentence

For Students K - 1st
I really like this worksheet. Kinder or 1st graders read a simple story problem, draw an image to represent the problem, pull out important information, compose a number sentence based on the problem then solve. This is a well-developed...
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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 worksheet has students first identify the meaning of finding the...
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The Sum of Our Integer Intelligences

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young mathematicians explore integers. They review adding integers through engaging in mathematical labs. Each lab station is designed to reflect one of the multiple intelligences. Resources for all activities are provided.
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Fraction Problem Solving Process

For Teachers K
Help your charges solve a variety of fraction and skip counting problems using a problem solving process. As a class they work through a fraction problem step-by-step, and discuss a real-life connection to the problem. Students then play...
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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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Problem Solving Strategies

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
With a geometric shape on hand the instructor provides a reason for creative thinking then models how he constructs an answer using problem solving strategies. He explains his thinking and notes the strategy he used to solve each problem.
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The Cat, the Mouse, and the Magic Beans

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore problem solving.  In this critical thinking lesson, students work in groups to determine the most efficient method for getting a cat, mouse, and beans across the river after listening to a short story.  Students select...
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Word Problems Solved By S.M.S.

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners solve word problems with a consumer math emphasis. This lesson plan also contains many strategies and questions learners can ask to solving problems.  There is also a bibliography included for resources on problem solving.
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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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Measurement and Time Problems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Take a deeper look at the steps used to solve measurement and time problems. One word problem involving measurement and 1 word problem involving time is taken apart and described in terms of the strategies used to solve each. A...
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Factors, Primes, Squares

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Teach the joys of factoring and introduce prime and square numbers. Upper elementary learners are introduced to these concepts through complete definitions, examples, and practice problems. A variety of strategies, such as factor trees...
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Subtraction Word Problems

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Budding mathematicians will work through a few word problems using the presented six-step comprehension strategy. They determine what the question is asking, which operation to use, and then solve the problem as a class.
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Solving Problems and Puzzles

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Review the 7's times tables how they relate to division, fractions, problems solving, and using a chart. Basic problem solving strategies are encouraged for each set of different problems.
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Choose the Operation - EL 11.9

For Students 5th - 6th
In this problem solving worksheet, students read a story problem and then follow the four steps to organize information, choose an operation, and solve.
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Improving Deductive Reasoning Skills

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students develop a strategy list for problem solving by working with different types of problems. They recognize problems that may be solved using deductive reasoning and solve deductive reasoning problems.
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Two-Step Problems and Money Concepts

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Elementary schoolers solve two-step equations and practice money concepts. They solve multi-step addition and subtraction contextual problems and apply money concepts to real life situations. Pupils use pictures and counters to help them...
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Problem-Solving Application: Use Integers

For Students 4th - 6th
In this problem-solving worksheet, students practice problem-solving 2 mathematical word problems involving integers and 4 key steps.
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Problem Solving - Adding Whole Numbers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In order to practice problem-solving skills, pupils work through a series of word problems. They each determine an answer and then share their thinking process with the class. This lesson demonstrates that there may be more than one way...
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Problem Solving Strategy: Draw a Diagram

For Students 4th - 5th
In this problem solving worksheet, students review the use of the draw a diagram problem solving strategy. They apply the strategy as they answer 2 short word problems.
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Two Word Problems

For Students 1st - 2nd
The class solves two basic word problems that requires addition or subtraction. They are encouraged to draw a picture that illustrates each problem.
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Problem Solving Strategy: Make and Use a Graph

For Students 1st - 2nd
Learners follow the directions and use the information provided to complete a simple pictograph about jars collected over several weeks. They use the information to answer a series of related questions.
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Problem Solving Write a Number Sentence

For Students 1st - 2nd
First or Second graders read one story problem about the total number of cars played with. They identify the operation they need to use, write a number sentence and solve.
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Problem Solving: Use a Table

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Providing a variety of problem solving strategies can help a learners work through word problems. This worksheet introduces the use of a table to help organize information in order to solve a problem involving elapsed time.
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Write a Number Sentence

For Students 1st - 2nd
Here are 4 word problems for 1st and 2nd graders to solve. They use the highlighted information to construct addition and subtraction equations.
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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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Teach Students a Range of Problem-Solving Strategies

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Arming students with a multitude of strategies will help them meet their math challenges.
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Both Sides

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars identify both sides of an issue and find strategies for decision making. For this problem-solving lesson, students read passages and identify both sides to an issue, then read for specific information. Young scholars...
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Money, Money, Money

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore profit and balance. In this profit lesson, 8th graders determine the necessary steps for businesses to take in order to generate profit. Students write a business plan and participate in a game to determine profit...
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Metric Meals

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate metric measurements. In this metric measurement lesson, 6th graders explore mass, capacity, and length. Students examine graduated cylinders and balance scales to obtain measurements. Resources are provided.
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Cool Tools to Solve Challenging Word Problems

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students discover how to solve word problems using various strategies. In this problem solving lesson, students are introduced to the 5-step problem solving method, KNWS. Students complete several problems independently and communicate...
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We Can Solve This Problem

For Students 5th
In this problem solving strategy worksheet, 5th graders answer ten multiple choice questions about the steps of solving a word problem. This is an interactive worksheet.
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Problem-Solving Strategies

For Students 5th - 6th
In this problem solving instructional activity, students complete a test preparation practice for word problems. Students read and answer 6 multiple choice questions.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Make and Use a Graph

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this problem solving learning exercise, students color a pictograph that fits a story about a group of children collecting jars. Students then answer 8 questions with the information about the graph.
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Developing Problem Solving Skills

For Students 5th - 6th
In this problem solving worksheet, students solve 5 problems in which mixed operations and strategies are used. Students decide on a method and solve, showing all work.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Use Logical Reasoning Practice 13.4

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this problem solving strategy worksheet, students read 3 different story problems. Students use logical reasoning to solve.
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Problem Solving: Guess and Check

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this guess and check worksheet, students examine 4 jars of buttons with the number of buttons in each jar labeled. Students ten use the guess and check strategy to solve 3 word problems and 1 multiple choice, test prep question.
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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: Use A Table

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this problem solving learning exercise, students analyze the information on a data table that shows student votes for field trip ideas. Students answer 6 questions about the table. Students also poll friends and make a table of their...
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Write an Equation

For Students 4th - 7th
In this problem solving strategies worksheet, students solve 2 word problems where they use the "write and equation" strategy. Students reflect on how writing an equation helped them solve the problem. A 3 step problem solving example is...
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern

For Students 4th - 6th
In this tessellations worksheet, learners solve 2 word problems where they use the "make a pattern strategy" to form tessellations from geometric shapes. There is scaffolding for the problem solving strategy.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern

For Students 4th - 7th
For this tessellations worksheet, students solve 3 word problems where they use the find a pattern strategy to create tessellations for 3 different geometric shapes.
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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 Decisions: Choose the Operation

For Students 5th - 6th
In this problem solving worksheet, students read a story problem about the temperature at different altitudes. Students fill out an organization chart to understand the problem, plan a strategy, and then solve it.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Use Logical Reasoning

For Students 4th - 5th
In this problem-solving learning exercise, students solve 1 mathematical word problem by figuring out the answers to 7 questions. Students record their answers on the lines provided.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Use Logical Reasoning

For Students 4th - 5th
In this problem solving worksheet, students use logical reasoning to solve each of 4 problems. The word problems pertain to the position of people in line, theater seating and identification of who plays what instrument in a talent show.
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Problem-Solving Decision: Too Much or Too Little Information

For Students 4th
In this problem solving worksheet, 4th graders examine statements in a table to determine if they have too little or too much information. They answer 5 questions based on the information and add the details as needed.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Act It Out

For Students 4th - 6th
In this congruent shapes worksheet, students create 2 rectangles using triangles and a parallelogram, that are congruent to a given rectangle. Next, kids create 2 differ squares using triangles, squares, and parallelograms, that are...
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Use Logical Reasoning

For Students 5th - 7th
In this logical reasoning learning exercise, students solve 2 word problems where they use logical reasoning to put a list of objects into the correct order. A clear example is provided.
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Problem Solving Strategy - Make a List

For Students 4th - 5th
In this probability activity, learners answer 2 fill in the blank word problems where they must make a list to help determine the number of combinations possible in each problem.
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Make a Table

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this problem solving activity, students make a table and look for a pattern to help them determine the answer to 2 word problems.
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What a Plan!

For Students 3rd
Word problems and the strategies to solve them are the focus of this worksheet. Students are given 3 word problems and are prompted to write out their plan for solving each problem. The fourth problem tells students to write out his or...
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Get the Picture

For Students K - 1st
In this get the picture worksheet, students utilize photograph clues to identify a specific painting. Students incorporate these photograph clues to create an original picture on their own.
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Unlocking a Perfect Math Extended Response

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this math activity, students analyze 5 problem solving tips. Students learn to read problems carefully, diagram, label answers, and evaluate their work.
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Math and "A Three Hat Day"

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars participate in a math investigation involving the story "A Three Hat Day" by Charles L. Blood and Martin Link. They listen to the story, then work out a strategy to figure out how many ways the main character can wear the...
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Fun With Pigs

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the needs of pigs. In this pig lesson, students read The Little Pig by Judy Dunn. Students discover the needs of newborn pigs. After discussion, students practice addition and subtraction facts.
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Life is Full of Problems

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils use the problem solving strategy of guess and check to investigate math word problems. They determine which problem solving strategy or strategies would work best in problem situations.
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Comprehension of Word Problems

For Teachers 3rd
Help mathematicians develop problem solving strategies for word problems. They will investigate problem solving strategies. Working independently, they identify needed information and generate a number sentence to solve the problem....
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How the West Was One - Three x Four

For Teachers 6th
While this instructional activity 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...
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Finding the Perimeter of a Quadrilateral

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students practice finding the perimeter of a quadrilateral. In this finding the perimeter lesson, students review the properties of squares and rectangles. Students explore strategies to facilitate problem solving and discover how to...
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Evaluate Problem-Solving in the Context of Culture and Time-frame

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine literary elements in non-fiction literature. For this problem solving lesson, students read Rosa Parks, My Story and Beyond the Limits. Students make oral presentations based on the causes and effects, conflicts, and...
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Hidden Pictures: Addition

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students solve addition problems. In this addition strategies lesson, students problem solve addition sentences in a hidden picture format. Students visit AAA Math on the Internet and complete the activity.
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Analyzing Word Problems Involving Subtraction

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students analyze word problems involving subtraction. In this problem solving lesson plan, students discover key words involving subtraction and generate a list of problem solving steps. Assessment is provided.
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Guess and Check--Solving Word Problems

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore problem solving.  In this problem solving strategies math lesson, students work with a partner to solve story problems using the "guess and check" method.
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Guess and Test/Make a Table

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore problem solving strategies.  In this middle school mathematics lesson plan, students investigate the guess and test and make a table problem solving strategies.  Students work in pairs to apply the problem solving...
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Strategies for Solving Math Word Problems

For Students 4th - 6th
In this strategies for solving math word problems worksheet, students read two pages of examples and explanations, then solve 42 addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems, answer sheet included.
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Problem Solving Strategies Post Test

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this problem solving strategies worksheet, students answer a set of 10 multiple choice questions. Students may click on a link to see correct answers.
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Mind Mapping the MDGs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore millennium development goals. In this global studies lesson, students consider how to integrate human rights issues into goals that my be achieved in small, incremental steps.
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Apple Logic and Problem Solving

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine apple production in the United States. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students use problem solving strategies introduced to solve math problems associated with apple production in the United States. Student collect...
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Prove It!

For Students 5th - 6th
In this problem solving skills worksheet, learners prove that a number is a multiple of 9 if the sum of its digits in 9. Students also respond to 3 short answer questions regarding multiples.
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Problem Solving Strategy: Logical Reasoning

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this problem solving strategy worksheet, students solve 6 math word problems that require them to use logical reasoning skills.
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Strategies for Problem-Solving: Finding Patterns

For Students 4th
For this strategies for problem-solving:  finding patterns worksheet, 4th graders use a given pattern to answer 3 questions, then determine another pattern to answer 3 more.
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Calm in the Classroom

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore conflict resolution.  In this character development instructional activity, students decorate paper plates to use as puppets. Students role play scenarios in which classroom problem solving is practiced.
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Justifying Answers

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students demonstrate how to solve word problems. In this problem solving lesson, students use strategies such as drawing pictures, using counters, and making a table to justify how they solved the word problem.
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Problem Solving: Steps and Strategies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils explore the concept of problem solving strategies. In this problem solving strategies lesson, students discuss methods for solving problems such as re-reading a problem, stating the facts, drawing a picture and so on. Pupils...
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Problem Solving

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore problems and solutions. In this math lesson plan, 1st graders brainstorm problems they have encountered and how they solved them. Then students watch a video about how professionals solve problems. After sharing...
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Rice and More Rice

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore problem solving strategies for mathematical estimation. In this math problem solving lesson, 5th graders predict how many grains of rice are in a jar, practice establishing and looking for patterns in...
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Hockey Maze

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this hockey maze worksheet, students use problem solving skills to get the hockey player through the skate-shaped maze to take a shot on a net.
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Speed Skater Maze

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this speed skater maze worksheet, students use problem solving skills to get the speed skater through the skate maze to the finish line.
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Problem Solving: Use a Simpler Problem

For Students 4th - 7th
In this problem solving strategies worksheet, students sharpen their problem solving skills as they solve 6 story problems.
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Problem Solving: Work Backward

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this problem solving strategies worksheet, students sharpen their problem solving skills as they solve 6 story problems by working backward.
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Problem Solving: Draw a Picture

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this problem solving strategies worksheet, students sharpen their problem solving skills as they solve 6 story problems by drawing picture to help them.
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Problem Solving: Make an Organized List

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this problem solving strategies worksheet, learners solve 6 word problems where they must make an organized list in order to solve each problem. Students order and round numbers to solve some problems.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Solve a Simpler Problem

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this problem solving worksheet, students use a bar graph to solve a problem, drawing or writing to explain, then "use a simpler problem" to solve the same problem again, and explain. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Use Estimation

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this early childhood problem solving strategies activity, learners use estimation to solve 3 problems. Students also respond to 1 reasoning question.
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Problem Solving: Use a Picture

For Students 1st - 2nd
For this problem solving strategies worksheet, students use the information in a picture in order to write and solve 6 addition facts. Students also make up their own story problem based on the picture at the bottom of the sheet.
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A Class Party

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this problem solving worksheet, learners read the five hints for solving a word problem. Students solve three word problems involving simple multiplication or division facts.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Make a Table

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this problem-solving strategy worksheet, students practice making tables in order to help them solve 2 math word problems.
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Problem Solving: Use Logical Thinking

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this problem solving strategies learning exercise, learners employ logical thinking and reasoning skills in order to solve 3 math word problems. Students also solve a test prep problem.
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Problem Solving: Use Logical Thinking

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this problem solving strategies worksheet, students employ logical thinking and reasoning to in order to respond to 3 questions.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Make a Table Problem Solving 6.4

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this problem solving worksheet, students read a story about buying packages of golf balls and tees. Students answer 4 questions pertaining to the story.
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Problem Solving Make a Table Reteach 20.9

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this problem solving worksheet, students learn to make a table to organize information before solving a problem. Students read one story problem and make a table. Students solve the problem after finding the pattern.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Solve a Simpler Problem Homework 21.6

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this problem solving learning exercise, students study the sample story problem and learn to use easier numbers to help solve a problem. Students solve 2 story problems.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Solve a Simpler Problem Reteach 21.6

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this problem solving strategies worksheet, students read a story problem and study the example showing how to use simpler numbers to solve a problem. Students then solve 2 story problems.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Guess and Check Enrichment 4.5

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this guess and check worksheet, students read a paragraph of information about the wing span of butterflies. Students use this information to solve 2 story problems.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Guess and Check Homework 4.5

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this problem solving worksheet, students collaborate with a classmate to play a game in which clues are given and the secret number is guessed.
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Use a Picture

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this problem solving worksheet, students learn to use a picture to solve a story problem. Students read one problem and analyze the picture. Students answer 4 planning questions and then solve.
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Problem Solving: Draw a Picture Homework 2.7

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this problem solving worksheet, students learn to draw a picture to solve a story problem. Students solve 2 problems in which a picture is drawn to solve. Basic addition will be used.
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Reasonable Answers

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this reasonable answers worksheet, students solve two story problems. Students learn the problem solving strategies of: read it, picture it, solve it.
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Problem-Solving Application: Make Change

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this problem solving worksheet, students read a story problem about buying a meal. Students answer 5 questions that take them through the problem solving process.
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Problem Solving Strategy: Write and Equation

For Students 5th - 7th
For this problem solving strategies worksheet, students solve 5 word problems where they use the "write an equation strategy".
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Problem-Solving Decision: Identify Relevant Information

For Students 5th - 6th
In this problem-solving worksheet, students read 5 mathematical word problems. Students solve each word problem if there is enough relevant information to go by. Students explain what information is missing if there is not enough...
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Make an Organized List

For Students 4th - 6th
In this problem-solving worksheet, students solve 2 mathematical word problems involving making a list and determining possible outcomes.
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Problem Solving: Make a Table

For Students 6th
In this making a table worksheet, 6th graders use the problem solving strategies of understand, plan, solve, and look plan, to solve a word problem.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Make An Organized List

For Students 4th - 5th
In this problem solving worksheet, students read the steps that detail how to make an organized list to solve a problem. Students then read a story problem and make an organized list to solve it.
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Problem-Solving Decision: Reasonable Answers (Reteach 2.9)

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this problem solving worksheet, students learn to read for information, picture it, and solve. Students solve 2 problems in which they determine if the answer given is reasonable. Students explain why or why not.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Work Backward

For Students 4th - 6th
In problem-solving strategy worksheet, students learn how to work backward to solve math problems. Students practice the strategy as they solve 2 problems.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Work Backward

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this problem solving strategies worksheet, students use the working backward strategy to solve 2 math problems step by step.
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Problem Solving Strategy: Make a Model

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this problem solving strategy worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer to help solve a problem. Students complete 4 sections: understand, plan, solve and look back. Houghton Mifflin text referenced.
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Problem Solving: Choose a Method

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this problem solving worksheet, students use a chart to decide what method to use when solving a problem, then solve. Students then solve 2 additional problems and explain the method they used. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
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Problem Solving: Choose a Method-Enrichment

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this problem solving worksheet, students solve 3 word problems and explain the method used. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
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Problem-Solving Application: Use a Circle Graph

For Students 4th
In this problem-solving worksheet, 4th graders analyze a circle graph about types of waste in order to answer 5 problem-solving equations.
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Too Much or Too Little Information

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this problem solving strategy worksheet, students solve a word problem based on a given table, then solve 2 additional problems. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
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Homework: Too Much or Too Little Information

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this problem solving strategy worksheet, students solve 2 word problems, deciding whether there is too much or too little information, and supplying any missing information. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern

For Students 4th - 6th
In this problem solving strategy activity, students look for patterns in 2 short answer questions and respond to 3 short answer questions based on a pattern.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this intermediate problem solving strategy worksheet, students practice their math skills as they find patterns in order to solve 2 problems.
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Problem-Solving Application 18.7

For Students 4th - 5th
In this problem solving instructional activity, students read a problem about marbles in a box and analyze the diagram. Students fill out 4 essay questions that take them through the problem solving process before answering the question....
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this intermediate problem solving strategy worksheet, students find patterns in 5 word problems in order to solve each of them.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this intermediate problem solving strategy learning exercise, students find patterns in 5 word problems in order to solve each of them.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern 2

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this intermediate problem solving strategy worksheet, students respond to short answer questions pertaining to understanding, planning, solving, and looking back in order to solve a problem.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Use Logical Reasoning

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this problem solving strategies instructional activity, students use logical reasoning to understand, plan, solve, and look back at a word problem.
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Problem-Solving Strategy

For Students 7th
For this problem-solving strategy worksheet, 7th graders solve and complete 8 different word problems. First, they use any strategy discussed this far to solve each problem. Then, students determine if the information given is enough and...
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Problem-Solving Strategy

For Students 7th - 8th
In this problem-solving strategy learning exercise, students solve and complete 6 different word problems. First, they describe a simulation that they could use to solve each problem. Then, students use other problem-solving strategies...
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Work Backward

For Students 5th
In this problem solving activity, 5th graders are given a strategy of working backward to find solutions. Students study the given example and respond to 2 short answer questions.
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Work Backward

For Students 5th
In this problem solving worksheet, 5th graders study the strategy provided in the example. Students then solve 2 word problems demonstrating the technique used to find a solution.
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Make a List

For Students 2nd
In this math worksheet, 2nd graders utilize problem-solving strategies by completing a chart to find combinations of two coins. Additionally, students fill in a graph to show coin combinations and apply that information to solve two...
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Put Your Mind to It

For Students 5th - 6th
In this problem solving worksheet, students analyze the information in a table that displays prices of sporting apparel. Students use any strategy or computation method to solve 4 problems about the table.
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Riding Around

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this problem-solving worksheet, learners read about the Kascik family, who is taking a taxi cab. The worksheet contains a table of taxi cab rates that are listed in a tourist brochure. Students use this information to answer the 5...
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Too Much Information

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this problem solving worksheet, students solve 4 story problems in which unnecessary information is crossed out. Students then solve the problems.
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Draw a Picture

For Students 4th - 5th
In this problem solving strategies activity, students read and analyze the instructions and examples for drawing a picture to solve a math problem. Students solve 1 problem pertaining to students' positions in a line.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Draw a Picture

For Students 1st
In this addition worksheet, 1st graders apply the strategy by drawing pictures to represent the numbers of the problems then solve 2 fill in the blank questions performing addition of single digits.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Counting Back 1, 2, and 3

For Students 1st
In this subtraction worksheet, 1st graders apply the strategy by counting back, 1, 2, or 3 spaces on a number line then solve 4 fill in the blank questions performing subtraction of single digits.
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Find a Pattern Using Children's Literature

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders listen to Demi's, On Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale. They use the problem solving strategy of finding a pattern to determine the number of rice Rani will receive after 30 days. They create a spreadsheet which...
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Reliable Problem Solving Techniques

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students practice the Request-Response-Result problem solving technique. They explore how and when it should be used.
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MATH: PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students approach, understand, and solve mathematical problems. Explore these links and find strategies, techniques, and methods for problem solving. These web sites contain a number of problem solving strategies, word problems,...
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Problem Solving

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore the concept of problem solving. In this problem solving lesson, students use a decision square to solve a word problem. Students practice using a decision square to problem solve.
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Problem Solving: Multi-Step Problems

For Students 4th - 5th
In this multi-step problems instructional activity, students solve the word problems about anteaters and their relatives in rain forests by using multi-step problem solving strategy.
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Use a Simpler Problem

For Students 4th - 5th
In this simpler problem activity, students learn to solve a simpler problem within the word problem. Students then explain why their answer makes sense.
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Developing Problem Solving Skills

For Students 4th - 5th
In this problem solving activity, students read 5 word problems, choose a strategy and solve. Note: No list of possible strategies is given here.
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Solve a Simpler Problem English Learners 21.6

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this problem solving activity, students read two story problems and write a simpler problem beside it. Students solve each problem.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Solve a Simpler Problem Problem Solving 21.6

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this problem solving instructional activity, students read a word problem about the invention of the first photocopier. Students answer 4 short answer questions that outline the process for solving this problem.
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Toying with Problem Solving

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this counting money worksheet, students solve the addition problems by counting the cost of the purchases. Students write cent costs in the blanks and add. Students finish with determining the item bought using the given price.
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Make a List

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this problem solving worksheet, students solve 3 problems in which worms and snakes are measured with paper clips and cubes that are cut out from the bottom of the page. Students record how long each animal is, using the measuring...
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Not So Snappy 9 Word Problems

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this math worksheet, students practice solving word problems which require them to make a list or work backwards to find the solution. Students read and solve 5 word problems.
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Cover-ups

For Students 5th - 6th
In this cover-ups worksheet, students problem solve how to cover squares in each grid so that the remaining numbers in each of the rows and columns have a sum total of ten.