Solving Problems With the Guess, Check & Revise Method


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In the guess, check, and revise method, which of the following statements are true about the guess step of the process?

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1. Suppose Nathan went to the store and bought 18 doughnuts for $25. The doughnuts are creme filled and jelly filled. Suppose the creme filled doughnuts are $2 each and the jelly filled doughnuts are $1 each, and we want to know how many of each doughnut Nathan bought. In using the guess, check, and revise method, we initially guess that he got 9 creme filled doughnuts. If this is our guess, how many jelly filled doughnuts are we guessing that he got?

2. In the check step of the guess, check, and revise method, what are we trying to find out?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Guess, check, and revise is a problem-solving method that works exactly how it sounds. This quiz and worksheet test your knowledge of the steps involved in this process, as well as providing practice problems to let you hone your skills.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments cover the following topics:

  • Solving practice problems using the guess, check, and revise method
  • The steps of the guess, check, and revise method
  • Identifying true and false statements about this process

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet use the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of this method to solve your own guess, check, and revise problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the steps of the process
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve complex practice problems through guessing and checking

Additional Learning

Learn more about this method of problem solving by reviewing the lesson called Solving Problems With the Guess, Check & Revise Method, which covers the following:

  • Defining an educated guess
  • How to change your first guess to get closer to the correct answer
  • A sample problem showing each step of the process