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 163 Views 170 Downloads
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 62 Views 166 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 13 Views 77 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 instructional activity, 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
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 52 Views 224 Downloads
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 5 Views 310 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: 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
"Andy Works for Charity"
Explore a real-word math problem with your class. Strengthen their problem-solving strategies by coming up with an answer to a money question. They work in groups to determine the answer. Also, they share with the class the various solutions found.
4th - 6th Math 5 Views 181 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 56 Views 749 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Problem Solving Strategies
With a geometric shape on hand the instructor provides a reason for creative thinking then models how he constructs an answer using problem solving strategies. He explains his thinking and notes the strategy he used to solve each problem.
3 mins 2nd - 5th Math 5 Views 5 Downloads
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 49 Views 79 Downloads 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 instructional activity would be effective in your STEM curriculum or as a instructional activity in water quality with your earth science class.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 75 Views 67 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 41 Views 148 Downloads
Using Algebra to Explore Problem Space
Students apply their knowledge of math by rewriting word problems using equations. In this word problem lesson, students build upon previous knowledge as they set up the correct steps to solve word problems. This lesson is full of hints for teachers to teach math better.
7th - 9th Math 53 Views 198 Downloads