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Guess and check. Pick a few values and plug them in to the equation. Did any of your guesses work? If not, then narrow it down and make another guess or two. It's really just about learning the process of guessing and checking.
In this writing equations worksheet, 9th graders solve and complete 20 different problems that include writing an equation and finding a solution for each problem. First, they read the problem through and write an equation that best fits. Then, students determine the solution and define their variables using a Guess and Check table.
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.
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 and check method. They want to be right, not make a guess.
In this guess and check instructional activity, 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.
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 and check problem solving strategy.
In this problem solving worksheet, students utilize the mathematical strategy of guess and check to problem solve the answers to 3 word problems involving money. Students draw or write an explanation for each of their 3 answers.
In this problem solving worksheet, students observe a Lunch Menu table to use and apply the guess and check strategy to answer consumer problems. Students solve four problems.
Teach your class how to guess and check to solve word problems. There are 4 single step word problems for them to solve.
For this consumer math problem solving worksheet, students write short answers to show the steps involved and use the guess and check strategy to picture and solve the word problem. Students write five answers.
In this guess and check worksheet, students record guesses to a word problem by recording them in a table. Next, students use guess and check to solve 3 additional problems. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
In this guess and check learning exercise, students read a story problem and identify the given facts. Students use the facts to guess an answer and check it. Students organize their work in a table. There are 2 examples and 2 problems.
In this guess and check worksheet, students use guess and check to solve a word problem based on a given table, then solve 2 additional problems using the same method. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
In this guess and check instructional activity, students use the strategy guess and check to solve math word problems containing one and two digit numbers. Students complete 6 problems.
In this guess and check worksheet, students use the guess and check method to solve math word problems containing 2 digit numbers. Students complete 6 word problems.
Pupils explore problem solving.  For this problem solving strategies math lesson, students work with a partner to solve story problems using the "guess and check" method.
In this guess and check worksheet, students solve 5 word problems using guess and check and show their work. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
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.
For this problem solving worksheet, 2nd graders review the use of the guess and check strategy. They answer a question about the price of books using the understand, plan, solve, and look back technique.
In this problem solving instructional activity, students solve 11 different problems that include using the guess and check method to solve each one. First, they use the chart to figure out the number of and types of pets each person has. Then, students determine the number of coins needed and of what types.

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