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Problem Solving Strategies

Problem Solving Kit

Complete Kit includes 3 strategies in 1 BIG bundle!

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Problem Solving Strategies Kit

Successful problem solving of  math word problems can be tricky and very frustrating for students from all year levels. It may even be an absolute No-Go for many!

The problem is that solving math word problems requires a deeper level of understanding than the automatic recall of number facts or the memorisation of math concepts, and for these reasons many students will give up when trying to solve word problems, or even, refuse to try because they think they are not smart enough!

 

Teaching Math Problem Solving

Solving word problems is a multi-step process which needs a higher order level of thinking (see more on Blooms here). Students find this multi-step approach more challenging and difficult to do because they are focussed on getting to the ‘right’ answer, quickly! They love recalling facts or following rote procedures with speed.

This approach alone is not enough and the main reason why kids struggle with math word problems. Problem solving needs a different approach and requires students to accept that a different strategy is need if they are to be successful at problem solving. Successful problem solving strategies involve:

  • thinking things through
  • testing ideas
  • trying out a solution
  • taking a risk
  • making mistakes

Continue Reading 5 Steps Successful Problem Solving

 

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