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Study Guide Problem Solving Mathematics, Grade 4

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PROBLEM SOLVING What Is Problem Solving? Problem solving is finding an answer to a question. Different strategies can be used to find a solution to a problem. How to Problem Solve: Read the problem carefully. Decide on an operation to use to solve the problem. Solve the problem. Check your work and make sure that your answer makes sense. Clue Words Watch for these words in a word problem to give you a clue about what operation to use to solve the problem: Clue Words for Addition: o sum o total o in all o perimeter Clue Words for Subtraction: o difference o how much more o exceed Clue Words for Multiplication o product o total o area o times Clue Words for Division o share o distribute o quotient o average © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Example: There are 6 boys and 10 girls at Kerry’s birthday party. How many kids are at Kerry’s birthday party? 6 + 10 = 16 kids Try This! Solve the problem. Justin and Randy are trading baseball cards. Justin has 34 baseball cards. He gives Randy 8 cards. How many baseball cards does Justin have now? _______________________________________________ © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.