Problem Solving Strategies

Eight mini-posters remind your math class of strategies to try when attacking a problem. Print each one on a different brightly colored piece of paper, laminate, and post in your classroom for year-long reference. Strategies include:

  • Draw a picture
  • Look for a pattern
  • Guess and check
  • Make a table
  • Make a list
  • Write an equation
  • Work backward
  • Solve a simpler problem

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Pros

  • Each poster is printed in a unique and bold font for easy reading from a distance
  • An attractive addition to classroom walls
  • Can minimize frustration when learners are struggling to solve a problem
Cons

  • None