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Ch 8: Saxon Math 7/6 Homeschool: Problem Solving Strategies

About This Chapter

The Problem Solving Strategies chapter of this Saxon Math 7/6 Homeschool Companion Course aligns with the same chapter in the Saxon Math 7/6 Homeschool textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about problem solving strategies.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Problem Solving Strategies chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the problem solving strategies topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the problem solving strategies topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • The combination and comparison methods of problem solving
  • Problem solving with the separation method
  • Math problems with elapsed time
  • Equal groups math problems
  • Three-step process for solving word problems
  • Word problems that require multiple steps in finding a solution

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7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Saxon Math 7/6 Homeschool: Problem Solving Strategies
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Combination Method for Solving Math Problems

1. Combination Method for Solving Math Problems

There are three common methods for for solving systems of linear equations. In this lesson, we'll discuss the combination method, which involves adding equations together to eliminate variables.

Comparison Method for Solving Math Problems

2. Comparison Method for Solving Math Problems

Comparison is a useful method for finding unknown variables in equations. Learn how to use the comparison method to solve for variables in two equations, along with applications to problems with more unknown variables.

Using the Separation Method to Solve Math Problems

3. Using the Separation Method to Solve Math Problems

In this lesson, we use the separation method to work through math problems. We explore the three different types of separation problems. We'll also define the word variable and discuss its use in a mathematical expression.

Solving Elapsed Time Problems

4. Solving Elapsed Time Problems

Problems often include an element of time passing, known as elapsed time. Explore the units of time, and the use of an elapsed time equation in the problem-solving process, including specific times of the day.

Using Equal Groups to Solve Math Problems

5. Using Equal Groups to Solve Math Problems

Equal-group problems are those using a set of equivalent statements where a specific relationship or value is missing, but can be identified using the other groups. Learn how equal group problems are made, and practice solving them.

Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

6. Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

Solving word problems in math may require following a process that makes it easier to solve. Learn the steps used in solving word problems which include visualizing the problem, writing the equation, and solving the equation with examples of how it's done.

Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

7. Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

To solve word problems, even the more complicated ones, follow these three steps: visualize the problem, write the equations, and solve the equations. Learn how to solve multi-step word problems by applying the three-step process, and understand the example.

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