Problem Solving

School subjects connect when your young scholars use math to edit English. Math allows you to convert an entire paragraph into a simple equation or inequality. Examples encourage learners to write expressions, equations, and inequalities to represent and solve problem situations. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge your classes to solve each example without instruction, and discuss different strategies
Classroom Considerations

  • Review key words that may help to write equations such as difference, total, is, quotient, etc.
  • Your classes will most likely find problem solving intimidating, so provide class time to work on practice problems to allow opportunities for support
  • The lesson represents the 19th in a 20-part series
Pros

  • Uses a variety of examples that use different operations and methods of solving
  • Provides problem-solving strategies and hints
Cons

  • Examples are all multiple choice questions while the practice problems are all open-ended
Common Core