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Problem Solving Strategy
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• Understand the problem
    (read and underline/highlight the question)

• Plan how to solve
    (choose a problem solving method)

• Solve
•      (check your work)
       DRAW A PICTURE
1. Farmer Jones has chickens and cows
   on his farm. When he looks over the
   fence, he counts 8 heads. When he
   looks under the fence, he counts 22
   legs. How many chickens and cows
   does he have?




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       DRAW A PICTURE
2. Ten creatures are seen: beetles and
   spiders. They have 72 legs. How
   many beetles and spiders are there?
   Hint: Beetles have 6 legs and spiders
   have 8 legs.




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     MAKE A LIST/ TABLE
3. Jan and Sue were throwing balls into
   the baskets to win a prize. A total
   score of exactly 19 points won the
   largest prize. What is the least
   number of balls needed to score
   exactly 19?




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     MAKE A LIST/ TABLE
4. Two chickens lay 4 eggs in 2 days.
   How many eggs will 6 chickens lay in
   6 days?




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        GUESS & CHECK
5. If you add 6 to me, I am 14. If you take
   half of me, I am 4. What number am I?




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        GUESS & CHECK
6. When you add 6 to me, I am 10. When
   you take 2 from me, I am 2. Who am I?




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      WORK BACKWARDS
7. The Woodlands Library charges fines
   for overdue books: 10 cents per day
   for each of the first 3 days and 7 cents
   for every day after that. Sally paid a
   $1.00 fine. How many days was her
   book overdue?




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     WORK BACKWARDS
8. At the end of 1 school day, a teacher
   had 12 crayons left. She remembered
   giving out 5 crayons in the morning
   and getting 3 crayons back at recess,
   and giving out 4 crayons after lunch.
   How many crayons did the teacher
   have at the start of the day?



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    LOOK FOR A PATTERN
9. Leah’s mom began to make a quilt for
   Leah’s bed. The quilt will have 3
   pieces across and 15 pieces in all.
   How many rows will there be?




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