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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. Word problems include all four operations.
Learners use the problem solving process to solve math problems adding whole numbers and fractions. They read the word problem together and underline the key words, identify the operations needed to solve the problem, and write their problem solving steps in complete sentences.
Second graders observe and demonstrate a variety of problem solving strategies to complete subtraction problems that involve two or three steps. They work through the problem solving process step-by-step along with the teacher then discuss real-life connections to the problem.
Budding mathematicians observe and demonstrate a variety of problem solving strategies using basic addition and subtraction. They discuss the steps of the problem solving process, then work through a problem step-by-step with the teacher. To practice their new skills they complete a worksheet independently.
Fourth and fifth graders observe and demonstrate a variety of problem solving strategies to solve word problems that identify and use equivalent measurements. They work through a problem step-by-step with the teacher, and in small groups solve a similar problem using a check off sheet for the problem solving process.
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.