Ch 49: FTCE Math: Problem-Solving Strategies

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Completely go through this chapter which is designed to get you ready for the FTCE Math exam. If you do, you will be more knowledgeable about problem-solving strategies.

FTCE Math: Problem-Solving Strategies - Chapter Summary

Plan to apply problem-solving strategies when you're taking the FTCE Math exam. Go through the lessons in this chapter to delve deeper into concepts about problem-solving strategies. Some of these include:

  • Problem-solving strategies and problems
  • The use of mathematical principles and estimation when solving problems
  • Utilizing guess and check problem-solving methods
  • Real-world applications for tables and graphs
  • Using mental math for solving addition, subtraction and multiplication equations
  • Solving problems by working backwards

In order to be prepared for the problem-solving content that will be on the exam, go through our video lessons. Doing so won't take too long, as each lesson ranges from 5-10 minutes in length. Thanks to each lesson's short, interactive format, the learning process can be fun. You can even test your knowledge and skills for the exam by using our self-assessment quizzes.

9 Lessons in Chapter 49: FTCE 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.

Guess and Check: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

4. Guess and Check: One & Two Operation Problems with Positive Decimals

In this video lesson, you will learn how to use your guessing skills in finding the correct answer to a decimal problem. Learn how you can refine your guess to make an even better guess and get closer to finding your answer.

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.

How to Use Mental Math to Solve Equations

6. How to Use Mental Math to Solve Equations

You may be used to solving arithmetic problems, like addition or subtraction, in your head. In this lesson, we are going to take that mental math a step further and look at how to use mental math to solve equations.

Mental Math: Addition and Subtraction

7. Mental Math: Addition and Subtraction

After watching this video lesson, you will get better at adding and subtracting numbers in your head without a calculator. Learn how breaking apart your addition and subtraction problems makes them easier and quicker to solve in your head.

Using Mental Math for Multiplication

8. Using Mental Math for Multiplication

Do you want to impress your friends and family with your amazing brain? You can when you learn a really easy way to multiply single digits by multiples of 10 and 100 in this lesson.

Working Backwards to Solve Word Problems

9. Working Backwards to Solve Word Problems

There are many ways to go about solving word problems in mathematics. This lesson will illustrate a particular solving process called working backwards. We'll see how and when to use this process to solve word problems.

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