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Problem solving strategies are pivotal to word problems. None of the steps emphasize reading the problem but maybe that is a given. This is a great strategy to teach when you are tackling various types of problems. Why I like it: I love that there is a check step in this strategy.
In word problems, there are so many words that need decoding, extra information, and opportunities for students to solve for something that the question is not asking for. Why I don’t like it: Though I love the opportunity for students to write in math, writing a strategy statement for every problem can eat up a lot of time. Students having to defend the reasonableness of their answer is essential for students’ number sense.
) but I will have the steps on an anchor chart in my room. I have rolled this out to students, and it went decently.
When I provided the boxes (seen below) for them to fill out, I received no heavy sighs that I was forcing them to show their work.
#mathteacherwin Here is where I typically struggle with problem solving strategies: 1) modeling the strategy in my own teaching weeks after I have taught students to use the strategy and 2) enforcing students to do it. This might be why I haven’t been able to stick with a strategy from year to year.
Click on the links below to access the 5 problem-solving posters, that Suzanne created, to try in your classroom. I am amazed at the thought processes it evokes from the children.
To help your students become more proficient in solving Math problems, here are nine problem solving strategies you can teach them: So there you go, my friend.
Nine problem solving strategies that will help your students! Become a Jewel’s School Gems subscriber and download these nine problem solving strategies posters for free! An excellent packet of story problems that children can relate to. These can make a good math center, sheets for tutoring, cooperative work, and take home practice.