Problem Solving Teacher Resources
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Open-Ended Problem Solving - Math
If you are looking for an end-of-the-year math assessment, then this lesson could be for you! Your mathematicians are assessed on their ability to solve difficult, multi-step word problems that take quite a bit of thought and mathematical acumen.
6th Math 155 Views 167 Downloads
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 50 Views 744 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
K Math 18 Views 35 Downloads
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.
2nd Math 61 Views 165 Downloads
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 72 Views 64 Downloads 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 38 Views 146 Downloads
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 Language Arts 10 Views 77 Downloads
Jack and the Beanstalk: Measurement Ideas
Have fun with Jack and his beanstalk! Primary learners will practice skills at various activity centers, including: weight measurement, money, art, nonstandard length measurement, problem solving, music, reading, and writing. Every activity ties into the story.
K - 1st Language Arts 25 Views 131 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Word Problems Solved By S.M.S.
Learners solve word problems with a consumer math emphasis. This lesson plan also contains many strategies and questions learners can ask to solving problems. There is also a bibliography included for resources on problem solving.
8th - 10th Math 51 Views 223 Downloads
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 40 Views 84 Downloads
Summer Machines Activity: How Can We Move This Box of Blocks?
Students discover there's more than one way to move a heavy load. In this problem solving lesson, students use observation and problem-solving skills as they experiment with simple machines in order to transport loads.
Pre-K - K Math 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Mangoes Problem--A Problem-Solving Activity
Here is a royal activity which presents a challenging math word problem for your charges. Learners must work together to develop strategies they can use to determine how many mangoes are left in the castle kitchen. The activity offers concrete strategies for the groups to utilize in order to solve the problem.
6th - 8th Math 63 Views 163 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fun with Sorting
While designed for computer science, the activity here could be used in any lesson involving communication or problem solving. In a game similar to Mastermind, one group member is the controller and is able to see the numbers on a series of objects.
3rd - 12th Math 35 Views 28 Downloads
Toll Bridge Puzzle
Here is a great problem-solving activity for young mathematicians. Intended solely for instructional purposes, the activity is appropriate for learners to add four numbers together. Not only must they add four numbers together, youngsters are challenged to find the route over the toll bridge without going over 100.
2nd - 3rd Math 5 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Budding mathematicians investigate patterns and problem solving. They read, or have read to them, My Little Sister Ate One Hare, and construct a chart to include the quantity and types of items eaten. The chart is uses to assist learners in creating and solving original word problems.
K - 2nd Math 13 Views 79 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Problem Solving Strategy: Solve a Simpler Problem - Reteach 6.6
For 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 4 Views 310 Downloads
Problem Solving: Too Much or Too Little Information
Coach your mathematicians in determining the essential information in solving word problems. This problem-solving strategies worksheet has learners following a 4-step process guide that helps them determine what information is needed (and what is not) to solve a word problem.
4th - 6th Math 9 Views 77 Downloads
Problem Solving Application: Use Equations - Practice Problems 12.5
Walk your scholars through the process of using equations through this problem-solving worksheet! 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 17 Views 186 Downloads
Problem-Solving: Interpret Remainders Problem Solving 22.5
In this problem solving with division worksheet, 4th graders read a word problem, write sentences about understanding and planning, solve by describing the dividend, divisor, quotient, and remainder, and look back to write a question using the remainder as the answer.
4th Math 4 Views 71 Downloads
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 worksheet 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 3 Views 112 Downloads