Problem Solving Strategies
by Joelyn Carley
PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES
There are numerous approaches to solving math problems. 'Model Drawing' is the first one that we have introduced because we feel that it has the greatest impact in building children's confidence in dealing with math problems. Most students enjoy visual effects. Seeing abstract relationships, represented by concrete and colorful images, helps in understanding, leading to the solution of the problem.
Other strategies that we will be using are: Drawing diagrams, looking for patterns, making graphs, an organized list, table, simulating a problem, working backwards, and writing equations.