* Teach your students these 12 problem solving strategies when solving math word problems.
* Encourage your students to choose an appropriate strategy when solving complex word problems.
* Facilitate mathematical discourse by having them share their solution process with others.
Kit includes 12 strategy posters to hang in the classroom as a reference for students:
WRITE AN EQUATION
DRAW A PICTURE/DIAGRAM
GUESS AND CHECK
LOOK FOR A PATTERN
MAKE AN ORGANIZED LIST
CREATE A TABLE
SOLVE A SIMPLER PROBLEM
ACT IT OUT
MODEL USING OBJECTS
USE LOGICAL REASONING
In addition, there are 3 math word problems that correspond to each problem solving strategy (36 total) that can be used to teach/practice the strategies along with an answer key with possible solutions. Kit also includes a 2-page response sheet with guiding questions to assist students in their solution process. Finally, there is a rubric that can be used by students or teacher to evaluate their work.
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