Teaching Problem Solving Strategies in the 5-12 Curriculum

Address any kind of math concept or problem with a series of problem-solving strategies. Over 12 days of different activities and increasing skills, learners practice different ways to solve problems, check their answers, and reflect on their process.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use with advanced learners who are embarking on new concepts, or with struggling learners who need some support
  • Distribute to parents who want to help their kids learn new ways to solve problems
  • Apply the strategies to your existing math curriculum
Classroom Considerations

  • Format is a little rough; use the strategies and activities that are the most helpful to you
Pros

  • Strategies are applicable to any level of math, and steps of problem solving are a good standard of practice for your math class
  • Objectives are clear and useful for all learners
Cons

  • None