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MTLE Basic Skills: Problem Solving Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following can be used as a math manipulative?

Question 2 2.

For this problem, what part of the problem would you represent with a math manipulative?

Jordan is raising worms for fisherman. He has 5 buckets for growing worms. Each bucket has 10 worms to start. If each bucket doubles its number of worms in a month, how many total worms will Jordan have at the end of the month?

Question 3 3.

Solve this problem.

Suzie slices her apple pie in half, turns it 90 degrees and slices it in half again. How many slices does she have now?

Question 4 4. Mr. Fukami often confuses his students when he gives them exams, because his questions are unclear. The students complain that they don't understand what type of answer he wants, and therefore they do badly on the tests. Psychologists might argue that Mr. Fukami's difficulty is that his questions are _____.

Question 5 5. General 'mental short-cuts' or quick decision-making rules, such as, 'you get what you pay for' or 'shorter lines move more quickly' could be considered what type of problem-solving strategy?

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Question 6 6. If this coordinate plane represents the amount of rainfall for the first ten days of the month, what is the difference in rainfall from day 5 to day 6? The x-axis represents the days and the y-axis the amount of rainfall.

Question 7 7. What is the first step in solving word problems?

Question 8 8. Sam has 4 red balloons and 8 purple balloons. Judy has 12 red balloons and 4 orange balloons. How many red balloons do Sam and Judy have together?

Question 9 9. Five friends get together. Each friend has three toothpicks. They put all their toothpicks into one pile. How many toothpicks total are in the pile?

Question 10 10. Jean-Phillip likes to draw bar graphs of his spending habits, to help him understand his expenses so he can manage his money. What general type of problem-solving strategy is Jean-Phillip using?

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Question 11 11. How is estimating helpful when solving math problems in an academic setting?

Question 12 12. Sam's rabbit recently had a litter of bunnies and so did Lucy's rabbit. Sam's rabbit gave birth to 4 boy and 3 girl bunnies. Lucy's rabbit gave birth to 2 boy and 8 girl bunnies. How many boy rabbits were born altogether?

Question 13 13. What parts of your word problem should you sketch?

Question 14 14. Sarah brings 8 puppies to a dog party and Joe brings 4 puppies to the dog party. Lisa is making two outfits for each puppy. How many outfits does Lisa end up making?

Question 15 15. Both Drew and Barry have a baking company. They are competitors. This coming weekend they are going head to head in the annual bake-off competition at the county fair. Drew is going to bake 15 of his best known pies such as chocolate mousse and coconut creme. Barry is going to also bake 15 of his best known pies such as sweet potato and key lime. How many total pies will be baked between Drew and Barry?

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Question 16 16. Use estimation to find an estimate of the correct answer to 515 + 113 + 280 + 425. Using this information, choose the exact answer from the possibilities given.

Question 17 17. In the IDEAL Strategy, what does the letter 'D' stand for?

Question 18 18.

Take this word problem:

Sam's rabbit recently had a litter of bunnies and so did Lucy's rabbit. Sam's rabbit gave birth to 4 boys and 3 girl bunnies. Lucy's rabbit gave birth to 2 boys and 8 girl bunnies. How many baby rabbits does Lucy have?

Which of the following is NOT an important part of this word problem:

Question 19 19. Given 51 * 28, what is a valid estimated answer?

Question 20 20. John has plotted these three points from data he has collected. From these three points, what is the next point going to the right?

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Question 21 21. An easy and efficient method to use when estimating is what?

Question 22 22. What is the first step in solving a word problem?

Question 23 23. What is a concise phrase that sums up the definition of estimate?

Question 24 24. What kinds of notes should you take?

Question 25 25. Looking at these three plotted points, what is the next point going to the left?

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Question 26 26.

Which of the following is the equation to solve the following word problem?

Sam has 4 red balloons and 8 purple balloons. Judy has 12 red balloons and 4 orange balloons. How many red balloons do Sam and Judy have together?

Question 27 27. If the y-axis represents the number of kids, what is the most popular number of kids to have among this group?

Question 28 28.

What is an important part of this word problem that you should sketch and make note of?

Both Drew and Barry have a baking company. They are competitors. This coming weekend they are going head-to-head in the annual bake-off competition at the county fair. Drew is going to bake 15 of his best known pies such as chocolate mousse and coconut creme. Barry is also going to bake 15 of his best known pies such as sweet potato and key lime. How many total pies will be baked between Drew and Barry?

Question 29 29. The coordinate plane has how many axes?

Question 30 30. Hanna isn't sure what topic to pick for her public speaking class, so she decides to draw out possible solutions in a visual way, to help her explore the options. She writes down different ideas, circles them, then draws lines connecting different related ideas. Which problem-solving strategy is Hanna using?

MTLE Basic Skills: Problem Solving Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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