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Published on July 14, 2014

Author: cindyghanks

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How to Problem-Solve: How to Problem-Solve Table of Contents: Table of Contents Understanding the problem Devising a plan to solve the problem Implementing a solution plan Reflecting on the problem Think about it Step 1: Understanding the Problem: Step 1: Understanding the Problem Understand vocabulary Retell the problem SQR (Survey, Questions, Read) Other strategies Frayer Vocabulary Model Mnemonic devices Graphic organizers Paraphrasing Cooperative learning groups PowerPoint Presentation: Key step = determine what they are being asked to solve Mentally think it through Picture or diagram on paper Verify information Work in groups Step 2: Devising a Plan to Solve the Problem: Step 2: Devising a Plan to Solve the Problem Estimate, share, explain strategies Hypothesize and estimate, read and paraphrase Come up with guesses, create possibilities Use reasoning – what stays? What goes? Pictures and diagrams Explain plan of action PowerPoint Presentation: Does it look familiar? Guess and check Make lists Remove unnecessary information Use reasoning skills Look for patterns Step 3: Implementing a Solution Plan: Step 3: Implementing a Solution Plan Experiment with different plans Allowed to make mistakes Encourage them to show all work Discuss process with group members PowerPoint Presentation: Make multiple attempts to solve problem Double check each step Try a different plan Check answer Step 4: Reflecting on the Problem – Looking Back: Step 4: Reflecting on the Problem – Looking Back Reflect on the plan Check that the answer is correct Come up with other strategies Extend the process and answer PowerPoint Presentation: Can the results be verified? Does the answer make sense? What worked? What didn’t? Realize what they learned Can they apply and transfer the knowledge? Think about it: Think about it How can you use problem-based instruction in your math classroom? Problems Strategies Implementation Research-Based Strategies for Problem-Solving in Mathematics K-12 Resources: Resources Geralt (2013). Problem solving. [Web image]. Retrieved from http://pixabay.com/en/problem-problem-solution-solution-98377/ Geralt (2013). Think. [Web image]. Retrieved from http://pixabay.com/en/judge-consider-thinking-300551/ Geralt (2013). Yes. [Web image]. Retrieved from http://pixabay.com/en/yes-consent-hook-check-mark-plate-238381/ Nemo (2012). Check. [Web image]. Retrieved from http://pixabay.com/en/school-pencil-office-check-write-35500/ Nemo (2012). Children. [Web image]. Retrieved from http://pixabay.com/en/choir-children-singing-music-happy-310673/ OpenClips (2013). Idea. [Web image]. Retrieved from http://pixabay.com/en/idea-invention-project-imagination-153255/ OpenClips (2013). Puzzle. [Web image]. Retrieved from http://pixabay.com/en/puzzle-jigsaw-jigsaw-puzzle-problem-153507/ PublicDomainPictures (2011). Child. [Web image]. Retrieved from http://pixabay.com/en/people-child-school-genius-316506/ PublicDomainPictures (2011). Keys. [Web image]. Retrieved from http://pixabay.com/en/keys-house-lockers-silver-15203/

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