Many of my students get stuck on problem solving because they think that their method of solving the problem isn't the "right one". My answer to them is always "There are many ways to solve a problem!" I often talk about the different strategies that can be used to solve the same problem. This Many Ways to Solve a Problem Graphic Organizer allows students to visualize this by having them solve one problem in multiple ways on the same sheet. This packet includes multiple problems with the same graphic organizer, so you could easily use one for modeling whole group, one for small groups and one for students to work on with a partner or independently. Download this organizer for free from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Free Problem Solving Graphic Organizer
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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.