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Use the guess and check method to factor a trinomial. Find the factors of the coefficients, then plug some in and check if they work. If it doesn't work then plug in some different factors or rearrange the factors and check again. You might get lucky and solve it the first time or it might take a couple of tries.
Guess and check. Pick a few values and plug them into 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.
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.
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 worksheet, learners 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.
For 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.
For 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 learning exercise, 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.
In this consumer math problem solving learning exercise, 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 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 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 worksheet, learners 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 worksheet, 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 instructional activity, students use the guess and check method to solve math word problems containing 2 digit numbers. Students complete 6 word problems.
Young scholars 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 learning exercise, 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.
In this problem solving instructional activity, 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 worksheet, students use the guess and check method to solve 3 story problems. Students draw or write to show their work.

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