Math PROBLEM SOLVING Teacher Tips ACTIVITY #1 Maureen Curran and Mary Lou Aalbers Hazelwood School District
Problem Solving • These lessons are designed to reinforce the following State Math Standards: • Use problem-solving approaches to explore and construct meaning from mathematical content. (MO1.6, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7) • Develop and apply strategies to solve problems, with emphasis on multistep and non-routine problems. (MO 1.8, 3.2, 3.3) • Analyze, evaluate, and verify results with respect to the original problem.(MO 2.2, 3.7,3.8)
Teacher Page • You will need to click the mouse to show the answers for activities. This will allow you to control the timing of answers shown. • We suggest that students keep a journal. • It is critical for students to use writing skills to explain their answers. • Please take time to discuss possible solutions to problems. • Click on page to see answers and/or to go to the next page.
Problem Solving Sally and the Peanuts 44 Sally had peanuts in all!! Working backwards is a good strategy to use with this problem since all you know is what she had at the end.