# Situation: You have just finished solving a math problem

When it comes to math problems, there is a bad habit that’s common among a lot of students. They try to memorize the steps of solving a complex math problem, and present them in their assignment paper. However, when similar problems are required to be solved in a test, they cannot solve it on their own and end up getting bad grades.

## Solving a Math Story Problem - Suite

### How to Solve a Math Problem - Shmoop

** Math is Everywhere: A Problem Solving Teaching Unit**

Discusses a variety of strategies that may be used in attacking and solving a math problem. Includes examples of how they may be used. Adaptable for grades 4-5

### There are three steps to solving a math problem

Before solving a Math word problem it is important to break it into parts. Try and understand what you should do and what information has been provided in the problem.

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**Encourage children to put problems into their own words.**Teach children to read for meaning when trying to identify the operation to use for solving a math problem. Have them verbalize the problem before trying to solve it.Use and/or numeric methods as the main technique for solving a math problem. Usually when a problem is solved analytically, no graphing calculator is used. Third, children learn the

*procedural pattern*that the correct strategy for solving a math problem is to perform all of the given operations on all of the given numbers. This misconception is reflected in the incorrect answers children typically give when solving equivalence problems, with many students simply adding up all the numbers (i.e., an

*add-all*strategy) to get their solution, as if solving a typical arithmetic problem (e.g., Falkner et al., ). Anticipatory Set: What are some of the strategies you use to win a game? (after brainstorming) We’re going to develop a strategy for solving a math problem. It’s called the Think Aloud.