Maths Reflection

Goal: I can reflect on how I use the Problem Solving Strategies and the mathematicians’ toolbox when solving worded problems.

Reflection: We used make a model, we also used test all possibilities and we used guess check and improve. The problem was Bob had buttons and he had to have more than 10 buttons and he had to split them into 4 groups with 2 leftover and 5 groups with 1 left over. I was able to make a model to work out the problem and I worked in a group well.

The Mathematician’s Toolbox

The mathematician’s toolbox helps you when solving a problem. Here are the strategies…

  1. Do I know a similar problem?
  2. Guess, check, improve.
  3. Try a simpler problem.
  4. Write an equation.
  5. Make a list or a table.
  6. Work backwards.
  7. Act it out.
  8. Draw a picture, a diagram or a graph.
  9. Make a model.
  10. Look for a pattern.
  11. Try all possibilities.
  12. Break the problem into smaller parts.

There are all the strategies I know.  🙂