Ch 33: MTLE Basic Skills: Problem Solving Strategies

About This Chapter

You have a great opportunity to prepare for the MTLE Basic Skills exam by going through the resources we have laid out in this chapter. The engaging lessons contain key information about problem solving strategies.

MTLE Basic Skills: Problem Solving Strategies - Chapter Summary

Enhancing your knowledge of problem solving strategies is made simple thanks to these video lessons. They can help you prepare for a number of questions on the exam, such as any involving:

  • Kinds of problem solving strategies
  • Using words and images to restate word problems
  • Word problems that use plotted data
  • Steps to solving different kinds of word problems
  • Employing estimation for solving mathematical problems

Solving different types of problems is the primary focus of these lessons. They are not long and have a video format, so you can learn in an efficient and fun manner. If you would like to see if information is sticking for the exam, you can use our lesson quizzes. We have also put together lesson transcripts, which contain highlighted terms and principles that will be useful to know for the test.

6 Lessons in Chapter 33: MTLE Basic Skills: 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.

How to Use Math Manipulatives to Answer Word Problems

2. 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.

Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images

3. Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use sketches and notes to help you visualize a problem. Watch how easy it becomes to solve your problem once you have visualized it.

Solving Word Problems with Plotted Data on a Coordinate Plane

4. Solving Word Problems with Plotted Data on a Coordinate Plane

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve word problems that involve plotted points on a coordinate plane. Learn how to choose the right points that will answer your question.

Solving Mathematical Problems Using Estimation

5. 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 Word Problems: Steps & Examples

6. Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can solve word problems by following this 3-step process. Learn how to visualize your problem so you fully understand it. Then learn how to write and solve your equations.

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