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 Solve It! 3rd: Problem-Solving Strategies
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Solve It! 3rd: Problem-Solving Strategies

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Grade 3
29 activities—240 pages

Solve It! 3rd: Problem-Solving Strategies develops students’ problem-solving abilities by identifying and reinforcing nine effective techniques through creative hands-on investigations. A pumpkin patch with a fence made from linked paper clips helps students learn how to solve problems by using manipulatives and the strategy of guess and check. Students will work in groups and use logical thinking as they decipher clues and crack a number code.

The engaging tasks not only build a foundation of problem-solving strategies, but also allow learners to apply and expand their number, measurement, geometry, data organization, and algebra skills.

Solve It! 3rd: Problem-Solving Strategies addresses:
•    use manipulatives,
•    write a number sentence,
•    draw out the problem,
•    guess and check,
•    organize the information,
•    look for patterns,
•    use logical thinking,
•    work backwards, and
•    wish for an easier problem.

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 used—as morning work, during the few minutes before buses are called or lunch is served, etc.—as a means to further discuss and review the nine 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.

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