• Steps for Problem Solving

    1) Understand - What is the problem asking you to find out? 

    2) Plan - What can you do to solve the problem?


    • Draw a picture
    • Make a table
    • Write a table
    • Write an equation
    • Guess & check
    • Solve a simpler problem
    • Work Backwards
    • Look for a pattern

    3. Solve - Do your plan! Work carefully, show your work and label your answer

    4. Check - Are the calculations correct? Does it make sense? Explain in words.