These are all great games that have students guessing and checking to try and come up with the closest answer.
is a great activity where students use fruit counters with clues to solve what fruits and how many go into the fruit salad.
Example: What fruits and how many of each are in your salad?
Common Problem Solving Strategies We have provided a copymaster for these strategies so that you can make posters and display them in your classroom.
It consists of a page per strategy with space provided to insert the name of any problem that you come across that uses that particular strategy (Act it out, Draw, Guess, Make a List).
There are a number of common strategies that children of primary age can use to help them solve problems.
We discuss below several that will be of value for problems on this web-site and in books on problem solving.
Example: There are 20 children in the kindergarten class.
The children are a mix of 5 year olds and 6 year olds.
Challenge is that students can only use each digit once. 24 x 13 = 312 32 x 10 = 320 20 x 15 = 300 Check out our website for more on our 5th grade Deluxe Math Crate.
Given the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 students see who can create a multiplication equation that gets them closest to the target number. Using a golf course students will understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions.