Monday, April 19, 2010

Problem Solving All Year Long

This is the chart posted in Iain's classroom to keep students focussed on the problem solving process.

He also models different problem solving strategies to encourage students think about which one is relevant to the problem.

Make an Organized List was relevant to the number sense problem the class solved recently.

Primary students should be exposed to variety of problem solving strategies such as:

- use concrete materials
- guess and check
- draw picture 
- make a table or diagram
- look for a pattern

Marian Small has an 'official' list based on her PRIME resources.  I will post that list once I get my hands on it.

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