Mathematical Principles for Problem Solving


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The statement 'multiplying always results in a larger number than the ones you started with' is disproved when multiplying a positive number with a negative number. This is an example of which principle?

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1. Making relationships and comparisons with a known concept in order to understand an unknown concept is the definition of which principle?

2. Parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction (PEMDAS) is a very common example of which principle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are five principles discussed in this lesson, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your understanding of each of them. The quiz questions will test you on the definition and properties of each of these five principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Disproving a statement
  • The relationship between positive and negative numbers
  • The difference between similar words
  • Relationships and comparisons

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main ideas, such as the five principles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding disproving statements
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about making comparisons

Additional Learning

Make sure to also read the lesson called Mathematical Principles for Problem Solving. It has the following objectives:

  • Define the mathematical principles for problem solving
  • Differentiate between the five different principles discussed
  • Understand how to apply each of these principles
  • Demonstrate your ability to identify these principles in practice questions