Problem Solving Strategies

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Problem Solving Strategies:

Problem Solving Strategies *not an exhaustive list, but enough to get you started  USE ME!!

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Guess and Check Model the Situation Look for a Pattern Draw It Use an Algorithm Write an Equation Make a List or Table Solve a Simpler Problem

Guess and Check:

Guess and Check Winston has some froogles and noogles . He has seven toys in all. The froogles weigh 7 kg each and the noogles weigh 2 kg each. If the total weight of the toys is 29 kg, how many of each toy does Winston have?

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Guess and Check Model the Situation Look for a Pattern Draw It Use an Algorithm Write an Equation Make a List or Table Solve a Simpler Problem

Look for a Pattern:

Look for a Pattern On Monday, Simon ate 1 blueberry. On Tuesday, Simon ate 1 blueberry. On Wednesday, Simon ate 2 blueberries. On Thursday, Simon ate 3 blueberries. On Friday, Simon ate 5 blueberries. Based on this information, how many blueberries will Simon eat on Saturday?

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Guess and Check Model the Situation Look for a Pattern Draw It Use an Algorithm Write an Equation Make a List or Table Solve a Simpler Problem

Use an Algorithm:

Use an Algorithm At Yellowstone National Park, I saw three elk, two bears, and twelve bison. At Grand Teton National Park, I saw two moose. How many animals did I see altogether on my national park trip?

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Guess and Check Model the Situation Look for a Pattern Draw It Use an Algorithm Write an Equation Make a List or Table Solve a Simpler Problem

Make a List or Table:

Make a List or Table Jennie and Les are in charge of carrying the lunch boxes to the cafeteria. There are ten lunch boxes for them to carry today. How many ways can they carry the lunch boxes between them? Jennie Les 0 10 1 9 2 8

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Guess and Check Model the Situation Look for a Pattern Draw It Use an Algorithm Write an Equation Make a List or Table Solve a Simpler Problem

Model the Situation:

Model the Situation Mrs. Bumblebee, Dr. Rabbit, and Miss Azalea are standing in line at the store. Mrs. Bumblebee is not the first one in line. Miss Azalea is standing between Mrs. Bumblebee and Dr. Rabbit. Who is first in line?

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Guess and Check Model the Situation Look for a Pattern Draw It Use an Algorithm Write an Equation Make a List or Table Solve a Simpler Problem

Draw It:

Draw It I have two walls I want to paint lilac. The first wall measures 8 ft by 10 ft. The second wall is half the size of the first wall. How many square feet do I need to paint?

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Guess and Check Model the Situation Look for a Pattern Draw It Use an Algorithm Write an Equation Make a List or Table Solve a Simpler Problem

Write an Equation:

Write an Equation Alexandria bought two Wii games and one DVD for \$30. The DVD cost \$8. How much was each Wii game?

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Guess and Check Model the Situation Look for a Pattern Draw It Use an Algorithm Write an Equation Make a List or Table Solve a Simpler Problem

Solve a Simpler Problem:

Solve a Simpler Problem Two workers can make two chairs in two days. How many chairs can 8 workers working at the same rate make in 20 days? Each worker can make 1 chair in 2 days. Each worker can make 10 chairs in 20 days. There are 8 workers. Eight workers can make 80 chairs in 20 days. t hank you, glencoe.com

PowerPoint Presentation:

Guess and Check Model the Situation Look for a Pattern Draw It Use an Algorithm Write an Equation Make a List or Table Solve a Simpler Problem