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Understand. What is happening in the problem? Do I understand all the words used? What information do I need to solve the problem? Am I missing any information that I need? Is there extra information that I do not need? . What’s the “Thinking Pattern”?

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What is happening in the problem? Do I understand all the words used?

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Understand

• What is happening in the problem?

• Do I understand all the words used?

• What information do I need to solve

the problem?

• Am I missing any information that I

need?

• Is there extra information that

I do not need?

What’s the “Thinking Pattern”?

Have I seen a problem like this before?

Organize the information.

What strategy will help me solve this problem?

Act out – Use objects

Draw a picture or diagram

Make a table

Make an organized list

Guess and check

Look for a pattern

Work backwards

Use logical reasoning

Make it simpler

Brainstorm

Plan

Solve

• Write my problem in a number

sentence.

• Is my work easy to read and

understand?

• Is my work complete?

• Is the strategy I chose

• Do I need to use more

than one strategy?

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Check

• Did I answer the question that

• Does my answer make sense?

• Is my math correct?

• Is more than one answer possible?

• Can I explain my thinking?