A problem solving strategy to foster independent skills in young learners.
These steps are based on the word F.U.S.E.
Finding the important words and numbers.
Understanding the problem.
Explaining your thinking and proving your answer.
This packet contains all you need to teach your students these 4 steps and breaks each step down into smaller steps!!
This packet contains details and pictures from my class demonstrating how to use the materials to help foster problem solving skills, create a bulletin board for student reference and use the materials for independent student work and reference tools.
This pack also contains a sample of word problems you could use to work through these steps.
This file Includes a color and b&w version.
The zip file contains the product plus 2 poster size PDF files - one color version and a b&w version.
You can read about how I use these materials in this blog post
Keywords: math, problem solving, math problems, word problems, independent math, explain your thinking, proving