These 9 problem solving worksheets allow students to practice different problem solving strategies. The strategies included are:
-draw a picture
-make a list or table
-guess and check
-find a pattern.
Each worksheet is 4 questions and is either organized by the problem solving strategy or as a mixed review.
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Thanks for getting back to me so promptly on my question. By the way, I think the perimeter should now be 21.
April 22, 2013
I recently purchased your Problem Solvin Strategies. Looks good but I have one question. The first problem on Guess and Check has a solution of 48 sq cm for the original square. If all 4 sides of the square have to have the same measurement, how can it be 48? If all 4 sides were 6 it would be 36. if all 4 sides were 7 it would be 49. Please help me.
Ashleigh..Thanks so much for the fantastic problem solving packet. I love it! However, I had a group of parents concerned about the first problem on the Guess and Check worksheet....they did not think it was a fifth grade problem. Do you have an explanation that I can share from you on how you would proceed to solve it?
That's definitely the hardest strategy that needs a lot of modeling. I have my students talk about a good guess, and we "plug in" the number and see if it works. If it doesn't we discuss if we should choose a larger or smaller number and guess again. It's hard when students are used to getting a problem correct on the first try, so it a totally different approach for them. Please let me know if you need a better explanation!