Math Problems? No Problem! is a ready-to-go resource for teachers in a highly engaging format for students. It includes 10 sheets of carefully chosen problems to help students become more familiar with and comfortable in using a variety of problem-solving strategies. Many problems can be solved in a variety of ways, but most students limit themselves by only using a few strategies. This will change for your students as they interact with problems included in this packet.
The questions on these sheets are also excellent for Math Problems of the Day or Problems of the Week.
The strategies students will use include:
• Act it Out
• Break into Parts
• Use a Calculator
• Chart or Organized Listing
• Use a Formula
• Guess and Check
• Narrowing In
• Check for Hidden Assumptions
• Use a Model
• Search for a Pattern
• Work Backwards
Answer keys and implementation notes are also included. In addition, an explanation and example of each strategy is also included for teachers.
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I used this with my Grade 5 class. The questions were excellent and each one had multiple ways to solve it. The diagrams and the answer key were helpful. This was excellent for distance learning.