# MATHS PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES

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## MATHS PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES

Math problem solving strategies- invites students to develop a sense of agency and choice in the problem solving process.  Teachers can use these resources to model problem solving strategies or let students test and review the strategies in different situations.

Aim: Visual images and cards to introduce or highlight different math problem solving strategies

Included in the resource: Two types of cards (Type 1- with drawing and heading; Type 2 with drawing, heading and guiding questions)

## MATHS PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES

Math problem solving strategies- invites students to develop a sense of agency and choice in the problem solving process.  Teachers can use these resources to model problem solving strategies or let students test and review the strategies in different situations.

Aim: Visual images and cards to introduce or highlight different math problem solving strategies

Included in the resource: Two types of cards (Type 1- with drawing and heading; Type 2 with drawing, heading and guiding questions)

The maths problem solving strategies include

• Act it out
• Make a graph or table
• Guess and check
• Think: “Is it reasonable?”
• Look for patterns
• Work backwards
• Use a formula
• Break the problem into smaller parts
• Choose the right operation
• Make a sketch or diagram