## Problem Solving

by Danielle P
## 1. Problem Solving Steps

### 1.1. What is the problem?

### 1.2. What are the goals?

### 1.3. What are possible strategies?

1.3.1. Keep an open mind for different possibilities!

### 1.4. What are possible outcomes?

### 1.5. Evaluate the results.

## 2. Lesson: 7th Grade Math

### 2.1. Solving word problems: inequalities

2.1.1. Include objective/aim of lesson

2.1.2. Do Now/Prior Knowledge: include examples of writing out inequalities

2.1.3. Practice Solving inequalities

2.1.4. Reading word problem, one sentence at a time, write out mathematical statements into an solvable equation

2.1.5. Solve equation

2.1.6. Evaluate the answer. Ask yourself, Does my answer make sense?

2.1.7. Check Solution

### 2.2. Algorithim

2.2.1. Read the problem once

2.2.2. Re-read the problem, writing out the information into a solvable equation

2.2.3. Solve equation

2.2.4. Does the answer make sense when you re-read the problem?

2.2.5. Check solution

## 3. Technology

### 3.1. Use interactive manipulative's on SmartBoard

### 3.2. Incorporate BrainPop video into lesson

3.2.1. http://www.brainpop.com/math/algebra/solvinginequalities/index.weml

### 3.3. Have students work in pairs to create PowerPoint on how they solve inequalities

3.3.1. *Also provides assessment

## 4. Extension to support transfer

### 4.1. Keep students engaged, incorporate their interests/names in examples

### 4.2. Provide practice examples during class with feedback

### 4.3. Introduce new problems with similar strategy