Problem Solving Teacher Resources
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Fraction Problem Solving Process
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 a number bingo or board game.
Reading Comprehension Through Math Problem Solving
Focused on building strong reading comprehension and problem solving strategies, learners solve various math story problems in small groups. They share their answers along with their strategies. The strategies they practice include highlighting important information in the word problems and drawing an illustration to go along with the word problem.
Problem Solving: Draw a Diagram
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 example, students draw a diagram and follow similar problem solving steps using a new story problem.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Physical Education: Mission Possible
Students participate in a physical education activity, Mission Possible, where they attempt to steal a jug of jewels. They must successfully overcome five challenge areas to complete the activity. Students develop cooperative problem-solving along with refining communication skills.
4th - 6th Physical Education
Problem Solving Strategy: Solve a Simpler Problem - Reteach 6.6
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 picture model is provided.
5th - 8th Math
Problem Solving Application: Use Equations - Practice Problems 12.5
Walk your scholars through the process of using equations through this problem-solving instructional activity! A scenario question asks students to solve a multi-step math problem. They are guided to the solution through 7 questions, finally considering, "Does your answer make sense?
6th - 7th Math
Problem Solving: Choose the Operation problem solving 10.5
How many busses will it take to get all the third-graders to the zoo? This problem-solving learning exercise would be fun to do prior to an actual field trip, to add an extra educational component. Scholars read a short word problem, and consider 4 questions in the process of finding the answer.
2nd - 3rd Math
Fun with Problem Solving
Using a varity of strategies, young mathematicians solve multistep word problems. They play a logic game as a whole group, and then work with a partner on a computer to complete a worksheet that requires a variety of problem solving strategies.
3rd - 6th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Ship the Chip
Here is a tasty challenge, especially for middle school engineers: design a container that meets mass and volume criteria, and will safely transport a tortilla or potato chip through the mail without damaging it! Mostly, this is a crisp lesson in engineering design.
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Scholars build a simple filtration system to remove impurities from muddy water and rate the filtered water to a grade of clarity scale. The focus is on teamwork and problem solving. This lesson would be effective in your STEM curriculum or as a lesson in water quality with your earth science class.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a fabulous lesson plan on problem solving strategies for your charges. In it, learners are presented with many excellent techniques they can use when faced with a multi-step math word problem. Some terrific blackline masters are embedded in this amazingly-well-designed plan.
3rd - 5th Math
Using Algebra to Explore Problem Space
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 of hints for teachers to teach math better.
7th - 9th Math