Ch 1: CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Problem Solving Strategies

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter are preparatory for individuals taking the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE) Middle Level/Intermediate Math test. This chapter pertains to problem solving strategies.

CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Problem Solving Strategies - Chapter Summary

These lessons provide a refresher for Oklahoma teachers and aspiring teachers who will soon be taking the CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math test. They will increase your competency and help you answer test questions in such areas as:

  • A look at problem types and strategies for solving them
  • Use of mathematical principles for solving problems
  • Use of estimation for solving mathematical problems
  • The guess, check and revise method of problem solving
  • The real world use of tables and graphs
  • Solving one- and two-step problems by using mental math
  • A review of math technology in the classroom
  • Teaching about the vocabulary of math
  • Tackling higher level questions for math
  • The background of computational algorithms

The lessons break up the subject matter into short segments of information, after which a quiz is given to test your understanding of the material. A couple of useful features include the ability to print the quiz questions and answers for study offline and also a way to ask questions of our experts.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Problem Solving Strategies
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Types of Problems & Problem Solving Strategies

1. Types of Problems & Problem Solving Strategies

We solve hundreds of small problems everyday. This lesson covers different types of problems, such as routine vs. non-routine, and many of the different problem-solving strategies we use, including algorithms, heuristics, graphic representations and the IDEAL Strategy.

Mathematical Principles for Problem Solving

2. Mathematical Principles for Problem Solving

Solving problems is not just a simple, straightforward process. There are a few principles that can help you as you approach any problem solving scenarios. This lesson covers those principles with examples.

Solving Mathematical Problems Using Estimation

3. Solving Mathematical Problems Using Estimation

Estimating is a method of calculating a result that is close to, but not exactly, the correct answer to a math problem. Why would you ever need to do this? This lesson reviews estimating and answers the question as to why you would do it.

Solving Problems With the Guess, Check & Revise Method

4. Solving Problems With the Guess, Check & Revise Method

In this lesson, we will look at how to solve problems using the guess, check, and revise method in mathematics. Through examples, we will look at each step involved and see exactly how this process works.

Using Tables and Graphs in the Real World

5. Using Tables and Graphs in the Real World

We use tables and graphs in algebra as ways to visually show an equation or function. But do we really use these in the real world? Is it that important to learn about tables and graphs? Find out in this video lesson.

Using Mental Math to Solve One-Step Problems

6. Using Mental Math to Solve One-Step Problems

After reading this lesson, you'll know how you can solve one-step math problems without having to write anything down. Learn the technique you can use to help you solve the problem in your head.

Using Mental Math to Solve Two-Step Problems

7. Using Mental Math to Solve Two-Step Problems

For this lesson you will learn how to solve two step word problems using addition and subtraction. We will explore ways to solve simple problems by identifying key information in the word problem.

Math Technology in the Classroom

8. Math Technology in the Classroom

Teachers use lots of tools to keep students engaged and active learners. Math class is no exception, and technology is a great way to hook learners. This lesson examines how math technology can be used in pre-K through 12 classrooms.

How to Teach Math Vocabulary

9. How to Teach Math Vocabulary

This lesson will highlight ways in which you can teach math vocabulary to your students. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge about math-related teaching strategies.

Higher Level Questions for Math

10. Higher Level Questions for Math

An important part of teaching includes asking questions. Teachers need to push students to think deeply by asking high-level questions. In this lesson, learn what high-level questions are and how to apply them to teaching math.

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