Problem Solving Strategies (Gr. 7-8) - PDF DOWNLOAD

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Middle School: 6th-8th Grade

Help students achieve math success through understanding the process of solving problems. Learn to identify key elements of a problem, choose among various strategies to solve it, and apply these concepts in unfamiliar contexts. A series of books is written to assist teachers in showing students how to solve various types of word problems. The books also contain suggestions for grading the student’s work, including the student’s ability to explain the strategy used to solve the problem. Various strategies developed in these books include Guess and Check, Working Backwards, Making it Simpler, Using Pictures, Diagrams, and Logical Reasoning.

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ISBN: 1-889369-04-7
Pages: 64
Subject: Mathematics
Download Size: 4 MB 

About the author(s):

Cheryl O’Callahan has a Masters plus 24 hours graduate work, with teaching experience in five districts located in northern Illinois. Her involvement in the Odyssey of the Mind program extends from 11 years of coaching to being the Far North Regional Director for the state.

Patty Corwin has been a teacher of the gifted for the past 15 years. She received a B.S. of Education from Illinois State University, a Master's in Education from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and continues to do postgraduate work. In addition, Patty was honored to be in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. She has been active in writing math curriculum in her district and has presented math and science ideas at district level workshops.

Mary Lu Muoletto, Editor and Author, has recently completed 36 years in public education. She obtained a Ph.B. from DePaul University, Chicago, an M.E. from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and has completed advanced courses at National Louis University and University of Illinois. She has taught students in the primary and intermediate grades and in the school district’s gifted program. She has served as curriculum supervisor working with teachers at the K-8 level, a director of gifted education, coordinator of state and federal programs, and assistant principal. She is an Associate Instructor at National Louis University.

Mary Lu has served as a chairperson for the State Board of Education Advisory Council in Gifted Education (Springfield, Ill.). She is a member of the University of Illinois College of Education Alumni Association (President, 1982-85 Champaign; Loyalty Award recipient), the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Council for Exceptional Children, the National Council for Social Studies, Kiwanis, and Who’s Who in the World. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading and photography.