match up students in a variety of ways, higher students with lower students, with same level

Math Problem Solving Strategies

When doing trial and error, start with small, consecutive numbers

Drawing diagrams

Systematic lists

Eliminate possibilities

Look for a pattern

Guess and check

Sub-problems (looking at smaller numbers, and use consecutive numbers)

Solve an easier related problem (related to sub-problems)

Physical representations

act it out

make a model

use manipulatives

Work backwards

Division:
Partitioning: There are 12 apples, you have 3 bags. How many apples can fit in each bag if each bag has an equal number of apples? You disperse 1 at a time.
Repeated subtraction:

In the classroomMath Problem Solving StrategiesDivision:

Partitioning: There are 12 apples, you have 3 bags. How many apples can fit in each bag if each bag has an equal number of apples? You disperse 1 at a time.

Repeated subtraction:

Fractions:

3/4 * 8/5

5/8 * 8/5

You want to get a denominator of 1.