## Problem Solving in Mathematics

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The main reason for learning about math is to become a better problem solver in all aspects of life. Many problems are multistep and require some type of systematic approach. There are a couple of things you need to do when solving problems. Ask yourself exactly what type of information is being asked for: Is it one of addition, subtraction, multiplication , or division? Then determine all the information that is being given to you in the question.

Mathematician George Pólya’s book, “ How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method ,” written in 1957, is a great guide to have on hand. The ideas below, which provide you with general steps or strategies to solve math problems, are similar to those expressed in Pólya’s book and should help you untangle even the most complicated math problem.

## Use Established Procedures

## Look for Clue Words

Common clue words for addition problems:

Common clue words for subtraction problems:

Common clue words for multiplication problems:

Common clue words for division problems:

## Read the Problem Carefully

- Ask yourself if you've seen a problem similar to this one. If so, what is similar about it?
- What did you need to do in that instance?
- What facts are you given about this problem?
- What facts do you still need to find out about this problem?

## Develop a Plan and Review Your Work

- Define your problem-solving strategy or strategies. This might mean identifying patterns, using known formulas, using sketches, and even guessing and checking.
- If your strategy doesn't work, it may lead you to an ah-ha moment and to a strategy that does work.

If it seems like you’ve solved the problem, ask yourself the following:

- Does your solution seem probable?
- Does it answer the initial question?
- Did you answer using the language in the question?
- Did you answer using the same units?

If you feel confident that the answer is “yes” to all questions, consider your problem solved.

## Tips and Hints

Some key questions to consider as you approach the problem may be:

- What are the keywords in the problem?
- Do I need a data visual, such as a diagram, list, table, chart, or graph?
- Is there a formula or equation that I'll need? If so, which one?
- Will I need to use a calculator? Is there a pattern I can use or follow?

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## 120 Math Word Problems To Challenge Students Grades 1 to 8

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## 120 Math word problems, categorized by skill

Best for: 1st grade, 2nd grade

## Subtraction word problems

Best for: 1st grade, second grade

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## Multiplication word problems

Best for: 2nd grade, 3rd grade

## Division word problems

Best for: 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade

## Mixed operations word problems

## Ordering and number sense word problems

33. Composing Numbers: What number is 6 tens and 10 ones?

## Fractions word problems

Best for: 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade

## Decimals word problems

Best for: 4th grade, 5th grade

## Comparing and sequencing word problems

Best for: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade

53. Comparing 1-Digit Integers: You have 3 apples and your friend has 5 apples. Who has more?

54. Comparing 2-Digit Integers: You have 50 candies and your friend has 75 candies. Who has more?

## Time word problems

## Money word problems

Best for: 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade

## Physical measurement word problems

Best for: 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade

## Ratios and percentages word problems

Best for: 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade

## Probability and data relationships word problems

Best for: 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade

## Geometry word problems

Best for: 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade

99. Understanding 2D Shapes: Kevin draws a shape with 4 equal sides. What shape did he draw?

102. Understanding 3D Shapes: Martha draws a shape that has 6 square faces. What shape did she draw?

## Variables word problems

Best for: 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade

## How to easily make your own math word problems & word problems worksheets

- Link to Student Interests: By framing your word problems with student interests, you’ll likely grab attention. For example, if most of your class loves American football, a measurement problem could involve the throwing distance of a famous quarterback.
- Make Questions Topical: Writing a word problem that reflects current events or issues can engage students by giving them a clear, tangible way to apply their knowledge.
- Include Student Names: Naming a question’s characters after your students is an easy way make subject matter relatable, helping them work through the problem.
- Be Explicit: Repeating keywords distills the question, helping students focus on the core problem.
- Test Reading Comprehension: Flowery word choice and long sentences can hide a question’s key elements. Instead, use concise phrasing and grade-level vocabulary.
- Focus on Similar Interests: Framing too many questions with related interests -- such as football and basketball -- can alienate or disengage some students.
- Feature Red Herrings: Including unnecessary information introduces another problem-solving element, overwhelming many elementary students.

## Final thoughts about math word problems

## Creative Math Prompts

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EARLY GRADES What do you notice? What do you wonder? What can you create?

MIDDLE GRADES What do you notice? What do you wonder? What can you create?

LATER GRADES What do you notice? What do you wonder? What can you create?

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## 3 Problem-Solving Math Activities

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## 1) Toothpick Puzzles

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## Examples of Problem Solving Scenarios in the Workplace

- Correcting a mistake at work, whether it was made by you or someone else
- Overcoming a delay at work through problem solving and communication
- Resolving an issue with a difficult or upset customer
- Overcoming issues related to a limited budget, and still delivering good work through the use of creative problem solving
- Overcoming a scheduling/staffing shortage in the department to still deliver excellent work
- Troubleshooting and resolving technical issues
- Handling and resolving a conflict with a coworker
- Solving any problems related to money, customer billing, accounting and bookkeeping, etc.
- Taking initiative when another team member overlooked or missed something important
- Taking initiative to meet with your superior to discuss a problem before it became potentially worse
- Solving a safety issue at work or reporting the issue to those who could solve it
- Using problem solving abilities to reduce/eliminate a company expense
- Finding a way to make the company more profitable through new service or product offerings, new pricing ideas, promotion and sale ideas, etc.
- Changing how a process, team, or task is organized to make it more efficient
- Using creative thinking to come up with a solution that the company hasn’t used before
- Performing research to collect data and information to find a new solution to a problem
- Boosting a company or team’s performance by improving some aspect of communication among employees
- Finding a new piece of data that can guide a company’s decisions or strategy better in a certain area

## Problem Solving Examples for Recent Grads/Entry Level Job Seekers

- Coordinating work between team members in a class project
- Reassigning a missing team member’s work to other group members in a class project
- Adjusting your workflow on a project to accommodate a tight deadline
- Speaking to your professor to get help when you were struggling or unsure about a project
- Asking classmates, peers, or professors for help in an area of struggle
- Talking to your academic advisor to brainstorm solutions to a problem you were facing
- Researching solutions to an academic problem online, via Google or other methods
- Using problem solving and creative thinking to obtain an internship or other work opportunity during school after struggling at first

## Interview Answers to “Give an Example of an Occasion When You Used Logic to Solve a Problem”

## Example Answer 1:

At my current job, I recently solved a problem where a client was upset about our software pricing. They had misunderstood the sales representative who explained pricing originally, and when their package renewed for its second month, they called to complain about the invoice. I apologized for the confusion and then spoke to our billing team to see what type of solution we could come up with. We decided that the best course of action was to offer a long-term pricing package that would provide a discount. This not only solved the problem but got the customer to agree to a longer-term contract, which means we’ll keep their business for at least one year now, and they’re happy with the pricing. I feel I got the best possible outcome and the way I chose to solve the problem was effective.

## Example Answer 2:

In my last job, I had to do quite a bit of problem solving related to our shift scheduling. We had four people quit within a week and the department was severely understaffed. I coordinated a ramp-up of our hiring efforts, I got approval from the department head to offer bonuses for overtime work, and then I found eight employees who were willing to do overtime this month. I think the key problem solving skills here were taking initiative, communicating clearly, and reacting quickly to solve this problem before it became an even bigger issue.

## Example Answer 3:

In my current marketing role, my manager asked me to come up with a solution to our declining social media engagement. I assessed our current strategy and recent results, analyzed what some of our top competitors were doing, and then came up with an exact blueprint we could follow this year to emulate our best competitors but also stand out and develop a unique voice as a brand. I feel this is a good example of using logic to solve a problem because it was based on analysis and observation of competitors, rather than guessing or quickly reacting to the situation without reliable data. I always use logic and data to solve problems when possible. The project turned out to be a success and we increased our social media engagement by an average of 82% by the end of the year.

## Answering Questions About Problem Solving with the STAR Method

Finally, describe a positive result you got.

## What Are Good Outcomes of Problem Solving?

Below are good outcomes of problem solving:

- Saving the company time or money
- Making the company money
- Pleasing/keeping a customer
- Obtaining new customers
- Solving a safety issue
- Solving a staffing/scheduling issue
- Solving a logistical issue
- Solving a company hiring issue
- Solving a technical/software issue
- Making a process more efficient and faster for the company
- Creating a new business process to make the company more profitable
- Improving the company’s brand/image/reputation
- Getting the company positive reviews from customers/clients

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## Cultivating Creativity

"The joy of confronting a novel situation and trying to make sense of it - the joy of banging your head against a mathematical wall, and then discovering that there may be ways of either going around or over that wall"

## Presenting content

- some have made progress in understanding that squares do not have to be constructed with sides parallel to the edges of the paper they are drawn on;
- some have begun to identify relationships between the amount of tilt and the areas of squares;
- others have been able to generalise and offer a justification of Pythagoras' Theorem for right-angled triangles with two short sides of integer length.

## Posing problems

- some students used an algebraic approach (calling the original three numbers a, b and c);
- others used trial and improvement: one of these groups starting by saying that the smallest number has to be 5 or less in order to make a total of 11...;
- another group of students found a solution almost "by accident" and at this point they were given a similar problem to encourage them to explore a generalisable method.

## The curriculum

- engage in problem solving and problem posing;
- have access to experimental opportunities (environments) to explore which have the potential to lead to particular mathematical ideas;
- are mathematising (identifying the mathematics in situations);
- make connections with other mathematical experiences;
- engage in and examine other people's mathematics;
- are not constrained by the content of the previous lessons but supported by them;
- value individuality and multiple outcomes;
- value creative representation of findings.

## Concluding remarks

- Boaler, J. (1997). Experiencing School Mathematics . Buckingham, Open University Press.
- Gardner, M. (1965). Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions , Penguin.
- Mason, J., L. Burton, et al. (1982). Thinking Mathematically , Prentice Hall.
- Olkin, I. and A. Schoenfeld, H. (1994). A Discussion of Bruce Reznick's Chapter [Some Thoughts on Writing for the Putnam]. Mathematical Thinking and Problem Solving Schoenfeld, A, H. Hillside NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum: 39-51.
- Piggott, J. S. and E. M. Pumfrey (2005). Mathematics Trails - Generalising , CUP.
- Watson, A. and J. Mason (1998). Questions and Prompts for Mathematical Thinking , Association of Teachers of Mathematics.

## This article first appeared in Mathematics Teaching, Vol 202, p3-7 in 2007.

## Creative problem solving: basics, techniques, activities

Why is creative problem solving so important.

## The 7-step creative problem-solving process

The creative problem-solving process usually consists of seven steps.

## 1. Define the problem.

## 2. Research the problem.

## 3. Make challenge questions.

## 4. Generate ideas.

## 5. Test and review the ideas.

## 6. Create an action plan.

## 7. Implement the plan.

Now it's time to implement your solution and resolve the issue.

## Top 5 Easy creative thinking techniques to use at work

## 2. Drawing techniques

## 3. SWOT Analysis

## 4. Random words

## 5. Storyboarding

- Set a problem and write down the steps you need to reach your goal.
- Put the actions in the right order.
- Make sub-steps for some steps if necessary. This will help you see the process in detail.
- Evaluate your moves and try to identify problems in it. It's necessary for predicting possible negative scenarios.

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## 2. Practice asking questions

## 3. Challenge yourself with new opportunities

## 4. Master your expertise

## 5. Develop persistence

## 6. Improve emotional intelligence

## 7. Use a thinking strategy

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## Strategies for Problem Solving in Math

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## Work It Out

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Salutary advice for teachers and students alike.

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## Problem Solving Skills: Meaning, Examples & Techniques

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## Benefits of learning problem-solving skills

Promotes creative thinking and thinking outside the box.

Improves decision-making abilities.

Builds solid communication skills.

Develop the ability to learn from mistakes and avoid the repetition of mistakes.

## Encouraging Problem-Solving Skills in Kids

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## 5 Teaching Mathematics Through Problem Solving

Consider the following worthwhile-problem criteria developed by Lappan and Phillips (1998):

- The problem has important, useful mathematics embedded in it.
- The problem requires high-level thinking and problem solving.
- The problem contributes to the conceptual development of students.
- The problem creates an opportunity for the teacher to assess what his or her students are learning and where they are experiencing difficulty.
- The problem can be approached by students in multiple ways using different solution strategies.
- The problem has various solutions or allows different decisions or positions to be taken and defended.
- The problem encourages student engagement and discourse.
- The problem connects to other important mathematical ideas.
- The problem promotes the skillful use of mathematics.
- The problem provides an opportunity to practice important skills.

Key features of a good mathematics problem includes:

- It must begin where the students are mathematically.
- The feature of the problem must be the mathematics that students are to learn.
- It must require justifications and explanations for both answers and methods of solving.

## Mathematics Tasks and Activities that Promote Teaching through Problem Solving

## Choosing the Right Task

- Teachers must do the activity first. What is problematic about the activity? What will you need to do BEFORE the activity and AFTER the activity? Additionally, think how your students would do the activity.
- What mathematical ideas will the activity develop? Are there connections to other related mathematics topics, or other content areas?
- Can the activity accomplish your learning objective/goals?

## Low Floor High Ceiling Tasks

The strengths of using Low Floor High Ceiling Tasks:

- Allows students to show what they can do, not what they can’t.
- Provides differentiation to all students.
- Promotes a positive classroom environment.
- Advances a growth mindset in students
- Aligns with the Standards for Mathematical Practice

Examples of some Low Floor High Ceiling Tasks can be found at the following sites:

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## Math in 3-Acts

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- The teacher presents a problem for students to solve mentally.
- Provide adequate “ wait time .”
- The teacher calls on a students and asks, “What were you thinking?” and “Explain your thinking.”
- For each student who volunteers to share their strategy, write their thinking on the board. Make sure to accurately record their thinking; do not correct their responses.
- Invite students to question each other about their strategies, compare and contrast the strategies, and ask for clarification about strategies that are confusing.

## Saying “This is Easy”

When the teacher says, “this is easy,” students may think,

- “Everyone else understands and I don’t. I can’t do this!”
- Students may just give up and surrender the mathematics to their classmates.
- Students may shut down.

Instead, you and your students could say the following:

## Using “Worksheets”

- Provide your students a bridge between the concrete and abstract
- Serve as models that support students’ thinking
- Provide another representation
- Support student engagement
- Give students ownership of their own learning.

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