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Problem Solving Checklist


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I KNOW:

I WANT:

Read the question carefully


List the facts that are/seem important
Do you know how to do a similar question?
SORT your information
what is the question asking?
Decide what the question is asking and what
you are solving for.

INTRODUCE:

Create images, diagrams or symbols that


represent the problem.
Decide which way you want to solve your
problem
Create representation of your problem
symbolically - (set up the equation)

ATTACK!

CHECK:

Try solving your problem!

Check your calculations, does the answer make


sense? (No? Go back to step 3!)
Have you answered the question? (or another
question...)

REFLECT:

What were the key ideas and moments as you


solved the problem?
Can you make your solution to the problem
more clear?

Mason, J., Burton, L., & Stacey, K. (1982). Thinking mathematically. London: Addison-Wesley Pub.
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Name: _________________________________________________________

Problem Solving Chart


1

I KNOW:

I WANT:

INTRODUCE:

ATTACK!

CHECK:

REFLECT: