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Problem Solving Strategies Questions - All Grades

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Grade 4 Problem Solving Strategies
Read the word problem:

The Easter bunny delivers 8 eggs to the Martin family. There are 4 people in the Davolio family. 6 eggs are delivered to the Burke family. How many total eggs do the Martin and Burke families receive?

What is the extra information?
1. The Easter bunny delivers 8 eggs to the Martin family.
2. There are 4 people in the Davolio family.
3. 6 eggs are delivered to the Burke family.
4. How many total eggs do the Martin and Burke families receive?
Grade 3 Problem Solving Strategies
Read the word problem:

The bells have red bows tied to them. A box holds 4 rows of bells. Each row has 5 bells. How many bells are in the box?

What is the extra information?
1. The bells have red bows tied to them.
2. A box holds 4 rows of bells.
3. Each row has 5 bells.
4. How many bells are in the box?
Grade 8 Problem Solving Strategies
Which of the following are necessary steps to solving an open-ended math question?
1. figure out what question you are being asked
2. Determine the facts needed to solve the problem
3. pick a strategy to solve the problem
4. add up all the numbers to solve the problem.
Grade 3 Problem Solving Strategies
Read the word problem:

A toy store has 4 shelves of Santa toys. Each of the Santa toys is 5 inches tall. There are a total of 28 Santa toys. How many Santa toys are on each shelf?

What is the extra information?
1. A toy store has 4 shelves of Santa toys.
2. Each of the Santa toys is 5 inches tall.
3. There are a total of 28 Santa toys.
4. How many Santa toys are on each shelf?
Grade 3 Problem Solving Strategies
Read the word problem:

8 snowmen have red mittens. 5 snowmen have green mittens. 7 snowmen have blue mittens. How many more snowmen have red mittens than green mittens?

What is the extra information?
1. 8 snowmen have red mittens.
2. 5 snowmen have green mittens.
3. 7 snowmen have blue mittens.
4. How many more snowmen have red mittens than green mittens?
Grade 3 Problem Solving Strategies
Read the word problem:

Taylor's family has 6 stockings hanging by the chimney. Cedric's family has 4 stockings hanging by the chimney. All of the stockings are red and green. How many total stockings are hanging by the chimneys?

What is the extra information?
1. Taylor's family has 6 stockings hanging by the chimney.
2. Cedric's family has 4 stockings hanging by the chimney.
3. All of the stockings are red and green.
4. How many total stockings are hanging by the chimneys?
Grade 4 Problem Solving Strategies
Grade 3 Problem Solving Strategies
Read the word problem:

Julia hangs 12 candy canes on the tree. Clare hangs 8 snowmen on the tree. Alex hangs 9 candy canes on the tree. How many candy canes were hung on the tree?

What is the extra information?
1. Julia hangs 12 candy canes on the tree.
2. Clare hangs 8 snowmen on the tree.
3. Alex hangs 9 candy canes on the tree.
4. How many candy canes were hung on the tree?
Grade 4 Problem Solving Strategies
Grade 9 Problem Solving Strategies
Grade 5 Problem Solving Strategies
During September; October, November; and December, Jeff worked after school on 32 days. He worked the same number of days each month. Find the number of days Jeff worked each month. Which best states the question asked in the problem?
1. How many days did Jeff work each month?
2. How many days did Jeff work during October?
3. Did Jeff work the same number of days each month?
4. Will Jeff work for 32 days the next four months?
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