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

Determining the values of unknowns in a system of equations is a useful skill in all technical fields. Of the many available methods, this lesson presents the comparison method.

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

Performing calculations for an event or task that has occurred in the past or will occur in the future, or figuring out how much time has passed, can be a very useful skill. Fortunately, there are a few rules that can make such calculations foolproof, as you'll find out in this lesson.

Using Equal Groups to Solve Math Problems

5. Using Equal Groups to Solve Math Problems

A math word problem is much easier to solve if it contains one bit of special information. If the problem mentions equal groups, then you'll learn how you can easily solve the problem using either multiplication or division.

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.

Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

7. Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

Not all word problems are so straightforward that they only require you to do one operation and you're done. Some are more complicated, requiring several steps. Watch this video lesson to learn how to solve these kinds of problems.

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