"There are many ways to solve a problem." This is something I tell my students over and over while teaching math. It is my focus especially when working through word problems. I want my students to know how to solve word problems using a variety of problem solving strategies, but also know that one strategy is not necessarily better than another. This Word Problem Graphic Organizer gives students a chance to work through a word problem using many different strategies. It's a great way to model problem solving strategies with your students whole group or to have them work in small groups to solve a problem different ways. I have my students add their sheets to their interactive math notebooks so that they can refer back to it when they are solving word problems later on. There are four different sheets in this packet and you can download all of them for free from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Free Math Problem Solving Strategies Graphic Organizer
Labels: 3 - 5, math, math problem solving, math word problems, problem solving, problem solving strategies, Raki's Rad Resources, word problems
Educator, blogger, mom, fulltime RVer. As an educator, Heidi has taught 1st through 5th grade in both US and UK curriculum, as well as teaching all grade levels in the computer lab at a Title I school in Georgia, USA. Heidi has taught in the US and Morocco, both with high ELL populations and has even spent a few years homeschooling her own three sons in a multilingual program. She shares the knowledge and insight she has gained from her diverse teaching career on the teaching blog Raki's Rad Resources.
Starting in 2014, Heid moved her family of 5 moved into their RV to make adventuring a bigger part of their lives. You can follow that adventure at RVing with the Raki's.