# Problem Solving Teaching Ideas

Understanding Word Problems - Use your comprehension time to discuss strategies for understanding word problems! Teaching Problems - Some advice and tips for teaching problem solving to children. Bingo Investigation - Maths investigation based around a short play (scripts and information is included). Nim! An interactive version of the popular puzzle game. Contributed by Planet Primary. Magic Squares - Can you children complete these magic squares? <A HREF=" More Resources:

Problem Solving Mathwire.com Topics Kindergarten These problems are designed for students in kindergarten. Pattern Problems: visual patterns that require students to draw what comes next. Teachers should ask students to explain how they know what comes next to develop students' ability to explain their thinking. Grades 1-2 These problems are designed for students in Grades 1-2: Largest Sum challenges students to arrange given digits to produce the largest sum. Grades 3-4 These problems are designed for students in Grades 3-4: Pattern Block Fraction Design requires students to fill a shape with pattern blocks to create a design that meets certain requirements. Grades 5-6 These problems are designed for students in Grades 5-6. Bake Sale requires students to work backward to solve the problem. Grades 7-8 These problems were designed for students in Grades 7-8. Investigating Exponents challenges students to identify the different patterns found in the units digits of numbers raised to different powers.