Problem solving can invoke a plethora of emotions. For most, these two words invoke feelings of fear and anxiety. One way that you can help to reduce those feelings within your students is to provide them with helpful tools, such as the Problem Solving Guidance Cards, while they are transitioning from the apprentice stage to the expert stage.
Whether your 4th, 5th, or 6th grade students are working independently or with a group, use these problem solving guidance cards to help them navigate the murky waters of problem solving with clarity and ease.
The guidance cards are designed to help students journey through the problem solving algorithm step – by – step in a self-guided way as they clearly list and describe a four step problem solving model (i.e. summarize, restate, work, solution). Your students will surely appreciate this helpful tool.