Effective Problem-Solving Instruction

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Effective Problem-Solving Instruction

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Effective Problem-Solving Instruction

This summary describes a wide range of research-based recommendations for guiding instruction in problem solving. Three important strategies that apply at all grade levels and in all areas of math are: use of visual representations, encouragement of multiple approaches to solving problems, and linking mathematical and algebraic notation to intuitive approaches.

 

SOURCE: Doing What Works

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Mathematics
Standards for Mathematical Practice
Problem solving (MP1, MP6)
Reasoning & explaining (MP2, MP3)
Modeling & using tools (MP4, MP5)
All grades