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# Problem Solving Strategies! Reusable Template!

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Having trouble with word problems?

That’s because our students see problem solving as an extension to the math concepts they learn, not as an essential skill used to develop the concepts.

We use problem solving skills in every aspect of our lives. We have to identify our problem, gather our information, come up with potential solutions, plan out a strategy of implementation, and then check to see if our solution makes sense. If we want our students to think and to come up with solutions themselves, we have to implement problem solving skills as part of our lessons.

PLAN TO PROBLEM SOLVE.
If we develop our students’ problem solving skills, we will be able to get them to think critically and discover concepts on their own instead of memorizing steps and formulas which they will forget anyway.

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Included in this pack:
The Path to Problem Solving – your students can follow the path to get them on their way to thinking about the problem, all the while contemplating the reasonableness of their answers.

Problem Solving Strategies – different methods to help your students when they are struggling with a problem. You can discuss which strategies work best for each problem, and which strategies work best for each student.

The Plan for Problem Solving – the path to problem solving laid out in a template for your students to follow and fill in. You can use this template in a dry-erase sleeve over and over again! We used these in my classroom at least once a week and my students loved being able to easily erase their work if they had to try again.

Problem Solving Posters – a list of the strategies and a list of ways to become a successful problem solver to post on your bulletin board as a visual aid for when your students are stuck and need some help!

The Path, Strategies, and Plan are designed to be printed back to back. This resource folds nicely into a booklet and can be used in interactive notebooks and with dry erase sleeves (ex: Communicators or Smart Pals).

For more bulletin board ideas, check out the companion Poster Set for The Path to Problem Solving for this resource!

Any day is a good day to start problem solving!

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This resource comes in a Problem Solving Strategies, Template, and Posters Bundle.

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