This supplemental math series helps students develop problem-solving skills by breaking the process down into increments. Students are then shown a strategy for solving problems. These math critical thinking skills are vital for word/story problems and math applications.
The workbook is divided into units that focus on a particular math operation, including whole numbers, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and money and decimals. Within each unit students practice a variety of strategies such as: choosing an operation, using estimation, looking for a pattern, identifying missing or extra information, making or using a drawing, using equality and inequality, using a graph, making a table, identifying substeps, using logical reasoning, working backward, and writing a number sequence.
Each graded workbook is designed to match typical problem areas for each grade level. A pre-test is included in the front of the book to help pinpoint problem areas. The answers are included in the back of the book. 112 pp.
Problem Solving Strategies - Gr. 5
Publisher: Harcourt Achieve
Age: 10, 11
Topic: Math, Arithmetic, Story Problems