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 Solve It!  K-1: Problem-Solving Strategies
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Solve It! K-1: Problem-Solving Strategies

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Solve It! K-1: Problem-Solving Strategies (PDF)
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© AIMS Education Foundation. A single copy of this curriculum may be used by one teacher in his or her own classroom. Please purchase one copy for each teacher. More info.


Grades K-1
29 activities - 192 pages

Introduce young learners to effective problem-solving strategies through numerous hands-on, playful investigations. From placing vegetables in Mr. McGregors garden to using goldfish crackers to act out story problems, students will build a foundation of problem-solving techniques. The engaging tasks also allow learners to apply and expand their number, computation, geometry, data organization, and algebra skills.

Solve It! K-1: Problem-Solving Strategies addresses
guess and check
look for patterns
use manipulatives
draw out the problem
use logical thinking
write a number sentence
work backwards, and
organize the information.

Teachers will appreciate how each strategy is broken down, defined, and then reinforced through hands-on activities that use the strategy to solve problems. There are also practice problems in the back of the book in which students must decide which problem-solving strategy to use. These problems can be creatively usedas morning work, during the few minutes before buses are called or lunch is served, a means to further discuss and review the eight strategies.

This book will supply students with a toolbox of techniques to draw from when approaching problems. These skills will serve them well not only in mathematics, but also in other academic subjects and their everyday lives.


The free sample(s) below contains the table of contents, and a free activity from this book.
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