Solve real- world problems involving a problem solving plan
A taxi has a $5 entry fee and charges 50 cents per mile traveled. The local subway, each of whose stops are exactly a mile apart, has no entry fee but costs $1 per additional stop. Model distance vs. cost for both forms of transportation by moving the red points. Use the intersection of the two lines to find the point at which the taxi becomes more cost efficient than the subway.
This video demonstrates a sample use of the problem solving plan.
This video provides an explanation of the concept of the problem solving plan.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Problem-Solving Models.
To activate prior knowledge, make personal connections, reflect on key concepts, encourage critical thinking, and assess student knowledge on the topic prior to reading using a Quickwrite.
To define and analyze the processes of a concept and build a step-by-step procedure using a Flow Chart.
Sort out a jumble of key words into categories using the Card Sort strategy. This activity may help you to develop skills for remembering key words and concepts.
Summarize the main idea of a reading, create visual aids, and come up with new questions using a Four Square Concept Matrix.
Develop understanding of concepts by studying them in a relational manner. Analyze and refine the concept by summarizing the main idea, creating visual aids, and generating questions and comments using a Four Square Concept Matrix.
Promote connections between specific points in the concept’s reading and the reader’s personal experiences. Connect text with personal experience in order to deepen understanding and engagement as well as promote class discussion.
Students will apply their understanding of using data to find the line of best fit using a graphing calculator to make predictions in carbon emissions.
Learn how police officers use computers and equations to reconstruct car accidents.
Summarizes the steps to solve problems as outlined in the book How to Solve It.