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Problem Solving Strategies - Primary

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by spannarich, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Good Morning All,
    The reality of school work has just kicked in - as soon as the turkey is beginning to wear off!
    Can anyone point me in the direction of a hierachy of maths problem solving strategies for primary aged children?
    Thanks,
    Spannarich
     
  2. I would say:
    • Identify the problem efficiently
    • Devise a plan(s) of attack that has some logic
    • Test the plan with rigour
    • collect data in an effective manner
    • recognise patterns < make conjecture (and have the ability to re jig if not working)
    • find answer < present result < make generalisations
    • articulate their findings in a formal manner < state limitations of concerns
    • find special cases and inverstigate further
    • apply findings to other less obvious situations
    That would be my generic thought over a primary specific one.
    You may want to look at some of Blooms Taxonomy levels too if you want to be fashionable

     

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