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Problem Solving Strategies

This is a presentation to be used during an all-school faculty collaboration to introduce the concept of attacking math problems using a variety of strategies.

D Ed Hoggatt

on 8 May 2011

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Transcript of Problem Solving Strategies

Let's be honest... ...I don't know everything... ...and you don't either. "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got." "If you don't change the way you do things, live your life, or make decisions, you will never grow or mature or feel better about life as a whole. You have to be the change you want to see in your life." YOU don't know what I know... ...and I don't know what YOU know... SO ...how can I know what you need to know... unless you let me know. Never be satisfied with what you already know.
You should always seek to learn and grow. NEVER Never be afraid to ask for help. COURAGE Have the courage to ask for help. HELP Help me help you. Problem Solving Strategies Problem 1: Show all the ways that 15 objects can be put into four piles so that each pile has a different number of objects in it. Problem 2: Tracy and David are playing a game. At the end of each round, the loser gives the winner a penny. After a while, David has won three games, and Tracy has three more pennies than she did when she began. How many rounds did they play? WHAT STRATEGIES DID YOU USE? Look for a pattern
Construct a table
Make an organized list
Act it out
Draw a picture
Use objects
Guess and check
Work it backward
Write an equation
Solve a simpler (similar) problem
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