Category Archive: Problem Solving

Jan 23

Keys to Unlocking Students’ Problem-Solving Skills

Here’s a nice infographic that recently appeared at Note the basic Problem-Solving Process given. It has 5 steps.  Which of our 4 steps (from class) got expanded into 2 steps? Follow the link:

Mar 23

Spotting Numbers and Visual Patterns

Here a two great websites that provide lots of great pattern problems. Spotting Numbers – interactive, does require Java. Visual Patterns – less interactive, (no Java needed). These patterns can be used with elementary students (if you just ask number questions) through advanced algebra (if you include questions about functions). Mathematics is often described as …

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Feb 06

Ways to Understand a Problem

Attached is a list of 25 way to understand a problem.  This is the first step in the 4-step Problem-Solving Process. Students often have only two methods 🙁   Reread the Problem and Ask the teacher.  They need to learn there are other ways to go about understanding a problem. ……examples….. Determine what is to be found. Underline/highlight important …

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