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Draw a Picture Read & understand Reflect & check Use your strategy to solve the problem 1 Plan 2 3 4 The Four-Step Method Strategies Make a Graph or Table Find a Pattern Work Backward Write a Number Sentence Day Number of Butterflies N u m b e r o f S tu d e n ts Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 14 8 20 26 ? $ 7 m $ 16 $ 16 $ 7 m Day 1 243 miles 168 miles 212 miles allowance candy drink Day 2 $ 16 – $ 7 = m $ 16 – $ 7 = $ 9 m = $ 9 Day 3 ? • What do I need to find? • Identify and underline clue words • Look for something that changes in a predictable way. • Identify the steps in a problem and work backward doing the reverse of each step. • Make a graph or a table to compare information and to see patterns. • Write a number sentence and solve it to find the missing part. • Did I answer the question? • Is my answer probable? • Which strategy do I use? • Draw a picture • Find a pattern • Make a graph or table • Write a number sentence • Work backwards TOTAL ? – $ 3 – $ 2 • Draw a picture when the problem describes some action. ? + $ 3 + $ 2 $ 5 $ 5 money left allowance candy drink money left Clue Words Clue Words Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division • sum • total • in all • difference • how much more • product • total • times • share • average • quotient © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 93-4310 www.newpathlearning.com Problem-Solving Strategies

\|xiBAHBDy01661ozX Draw a Picture Read & understand Reflect & check Use your strategy to solve the problem 1 Plan 2 3 4 The Four-Step Method Strategies Make a Graph or Table Find a Pattern Work Backward Write a Number Sentence N u m b e r o f S tu d e n ts Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 14 8 20 26 ? $ 7 m $ 16 $ 16 $ 7 m Day 1 243 miles 168 miles 212 miles allowance candy drink Day 2 $ 16 – $ 7 = m $ 16 – $ 7 = $ 9 m = $ 9 Day 3 ? • What do I need to find? • Identify and underline clue words • Look for something that changes in a predictable way. • Identify the steps in a problem and work backward doing the reverse of each step. • Make a graph or a table to compare information and to see pattern s . • Write a number sentence and solve it to find the missing part . • Did I answer the question? • Is my answer probable? • Which strategy do I use? • Draw a picture • Find a pattern • Make a graph or table • Write a number sentence • Work backwards TOTAL – $ 3 $ 10 – $ 2 • Draw a picture when the problem describes some action . + $ 3 + $ 2 $ 5 money left allowance candy drink money left Clue Words Clue Words Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Key Vocabulary Terms • addition • product • average • quotient • difference • share • division • strategy • graph • subtraction • how much more • sum • in all • table • multiplication • times • number sentence • total • pattern • • • • • • • • • • • Day Number of Butterflies Problem-Solving Strategies © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 93-4310 www.newpathlearning.com