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PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES. 7 TH GRADE MATH. DRAW A PICTURE. When problems involve objects, distances, or places you can draw a picture to make the problem easier to understand. You will often use your picture to solve the problem. USE CONCRETE MODELS.

PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES

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## PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES

### DRAW A PICTURE

• When problems involve objects, distances, or places you can draw a picture to make the problem easier to understand.

• You will often use your picture to solve the problem.

### USE CONCRETE MODELS

• If a problem involves objects, you can sometimes make a model using (or drawing) those objects to act out the problem.

### GUESS AND CHECK

• If you do not know how to solve a problem, you can always make a guess.

• Then check your guess using the information in the problem.

• Use the result to make a better guess.

• Repeat until you find the correct answer.

### WORK BACKWARDS

• Some problems give you a sequence of information and ask you to find something that happened at the beginning.

• To solve a problem like this, you may want to start at the end of the problem and work backwards.

### FIND A PATTERN

• In some problems, there is a relationship between different pieces of information.

• Examine this relationship and try to find a pattern.

• You can then use this patter to find more information and the solution to the problem.

### MAKE A TABLE

• When you are given a lot of information in a problem, it may be helpful to organize that information.

• One way to organize information is to make a table.

### SOLVE A SIMPLER PROBLEM

• Sometimes a problem contains large numbers or requires many steps.

• Try to solve a simpler problem that is similar.

• Solve the simpler problem first, and then try the same steps to solve the original problem.

• In some problems, it is possible to find the correct answer by determining which answers could make sense in the situation.

• Estimate or use mental math skills to determine a reasonable answer.

### ACT IT OUT

• Some problems involve actions or processes.

• To solve these problems, you can act it out.