About This Chapter
Mathematical Problem Solving - Chapter Summary
This chapter will give students the information they need to improve their mathematical problem solving skills. Lessons cover different mathematical principles and types of problems. Students will be able to find out more about:
- Critical thinking and logic
- The three-way principle and other mathematical principles
- Uses of mathematical models and math manipulatives
We designed these lessons to be short and engaging, in order to help students easily absorb these mathematics concepts. Students will have access to video timelines that allow them to go directly to the principles they'd like to study. Additionally, they can apply what they've learned with our interactive quizzes.
1. Critical Thinking and Logic in Mathematics
Logic has its own unique language and way of defining what is true and false. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can critically think in the language of logic while working with math.
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.
3. The Three-Way Principle of Mathematics
What methods are there to solve and understand mathematical problems? This lesson will review three methods to understand mathematical problems (verbal, graphical, and by example). Each will be illustrated with examples.
4. Using Mathematical Models to Solve Problems
Mathematical modeling simply refers to the creation of mathematical formulas to represent a real world problem in mathematical terms. This lesson reviews the creation and pitfalls of mathematical models.
5. How to Use Math Manipulatives to Answer Word Problems
After watching this video lesson, you will see what a math manipulative is, how you can use almost anything as a math manipulative, and how you can use these manipulatives to help you solve word problems.
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