# Flashcards - FTCE Middle Grades Math: Problem-Solving Strategies

Flashcards - FTCE Middle Grades Math: Problem-Solving Strategies
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equation
In mathematics, an equation is a statement of an equality containing one or more variables
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Mental math
Mental calculation comprises arithmetical calculations using only the human brain, with no help from calculators, computers, or pen and paper
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model
A model is a person with a role either to promote, display, or advertise commercial products or to serve as a visual aide for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography
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mathematical model
A mathematical model is a description of a system using mathematical concepts and language
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problem-solving
Problem solving consists of using generic or ad hoc methods, in an orderly manner, for finding solutions to problems
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algorithm
what is algorithm: "A process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer"
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algorithm
what is algorithm: "A process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer"
problem-solving
Problem solving consists of using generic or ad hoc methods, in an orderly manner, for finding solutions to problems
mathematical model
A mathematical model is a description of a system using mathematical concepts and language
model
A model is a person with a role either to promote, display, or advertise commercial products or to serve as a visual aide for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography
Mental math
Mental calculation comprises arithmetical calculations using only the human brain, with no help from calculators, computers, or pen and paper
equation
In mathematics, an equation is a statement of an equality containing one or more variables
solution
In chemistry, a solution is a homogeneous mixture composed of two or more substances
counterexample
In logic, and especially in its applications to mathematics and philosophy, a counterexample is an exception to a proposed general rule or law
multiple
In mathematics, a multiple is the product of any quantity and an integer
estimation
Estimation is the process of finding an estimate, or approximation, which is a value that is usable for some purpose even if input data may be incomplete, uncertain, or unstable
Working backwards
Backward chaining is an inference method that can be described as working backward from the goal
Carry Out the Plan
How to Solve It is a small volume by mathematician George Pólya describing methods of problem solving
three-way principle of mathematics
The Principles of Mathematics is a book written by Bertrand Russell in 1903

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