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*Research shows that it is more beneficial to a school system to have a school-wide problem solving plan that is integrated into all levels and subjects of education. Below are links to the different subjects and grade levels that provide material to work on problem-solving in all areas of education.

SIP GOAL- IMPROVE PROBLEM SOLVING (Things to Consider)

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WHY PROBLEM SOLVE?


Marilyn Burns 10 Big Math Ideas

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Possible Problem-Solving Plans

1) "UPAL" - Understand the Problem, Devise a Plan, Carry out the Plan (Action), Look Back

2) "UPAC" - Understand the Problem, Devise a Plans, Carry out the Plan (Action), Check
3) "AEIOU & Y"- Answer, Efficiently Explained, Information, Organized, Understand, and WHY?
4) "UC3"- Understand the Problem, Choose a Plan, Carry out the Plan, Check Your Results
5) "UC4" - Understand the Problem, Choose a Plan, Carry out the Plan, Check Your Results, Communicate
6) "Plattsmouth's Plan" - Read and Understand the Problem, Devise a Plan, Carry out the Plan, Check Back, Problem Solved
7) "5 Step Method"- State the Unknown, List all the Given Values, Choose and Equation, Put your values in the Equation, State your Final Answer (Method works well when an equation is available in solving a problem)
8) "Polya"- Understand the Problem, Devise a Plan, Carry out the Plan, Look Back

9) "IDEAL" - Identify, Develop, Exploration/Estimation, Act, Look


Link to Problem Solving Wiki with MANY RESOURCES

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Possible Problem Solving Strategies for ALL:



Department of Education Math Standards Instructional Tool - allows you to click into different grade levels to access resources and content directed towards the math standards.

Linking Mathematics to Social Studies

Linking Mathematics to Art

Linking Mathematics to Science

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