# Math Problem Solving Strategies Poster

Common Problem Solving Strategies We have provided a copymaster for these strategies so that you can make posters and display them in your classroom.It consists of a page per strategy with space provided to insert the name of any problem that you come across that uses that particular strategy (Act it out, Draw, Guess, Make a List).On the other hand, it can also be cumbersome when used by groups, especially if a largish number of students is involved.

Common Problem Solving Strategies We have provided a copymaster for these strategies so that you can make posters and display them in your classroom.It consists of a page per strategy with space provided to insert the name of any problem that you come across that uses that particular strategy (Act it out, Draw, Guess, Make a List).On the other hand, it can also be cumbersome when used by groups, especially if a largish number of students is involved.

Guess and improve is slightly more sophisticated than guess and check.

The idea is that you use your first incorrect guess to make an improved next guess. In relatively straightforward problems like that, it is often fairly easy to see how to improve the last guess. Children themselves take the role of things in the problem.

As you can see with the chickens and pigs, discussed above, regular picture drawing develops into drawing a diagram.

Venn diagrams and tree diagrams are particular types of diagrams that we use so often they have been given names in their own right.

But all children should be encouraged to use this strategy at some point because it helps children ‘see’ the problem and it can develop into quite a sophisticated strategy later.

It’s hard to know where Drawing a Picture ends and Drawing a Diagram begins.The on-looking children may be more interested in acting it out because other children are involved.Sometimes, though, the children acting out the problem may get less out of the exercise than the children watching.This includes children themselves, hence the link between Act it Out and Use Equipment.One of the difficulties with using equipment is keeping track of the solution. The children need to be encouraged to keep track of their working as they manipulate the equipment.We have found that this kind of poster provides good revision for children. Through these links, children can see that mathematics is not only connected by skills but also by processes.We now look at each of the following strategies and discuss them in some depth. If they can also check that the guess fits the conditions of the problem, then they have mastered guess and check.If you are not careful, they may try to use it all the time.As problems get more difficult, other strategies become more important and more effective.Since there are problems where using equipment is a better strategy than drawing, you should encourage children’s use of equipment by modelling its use yourself from time to time.3 Draw It is fairly clear that a picture has to be used in the strategy Draw a Picture. It should only contain enough detail to solve the problem.Hence a rough circle with two marks is quite sufficient for chickens and a blob plus four marks will do for pigs.

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