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## P.O.W.E.R.

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**P.O.W.E.R.**The Power of Problem Solving**Perceive**• Apprehend • decipher, • deduce, • discern, • discover, • distinguish, • experience, • gather, • grasp, • identify, • know, • read, • understand**Perceive**• How? – Ask Questions • What can I infer from this information ? • You mean that if I know…, then that means…)**Perceive**• What if… • Imagine a change in the hypothesis or given information • Imagine an action on the given data. • What information do I know that will help me do this problem> • What is the basic question in this problem?**Organize**• Organize information in a table • Draw a picture • Look for patterns • List given information • What is the main question?**Work the Problem**• Write an equation and solve • Simplify • Evaluate • Graph • Find and interpret data • Follow a procedure**Examine**• Determine whether your result answers the basic question in the problem**Review**• Ask how this problem is similar or different from other problems • Determine what kind of question could be asked on the test.