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Problem Solving Strategies

Mathematics, Grade 4

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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