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4-STEP PROBLEM SOLVING METHOD
STEP #1 Explore
“ Read the problem to gather important information.” <ul><li>Amy, Ben and Charlie live in three houses on the same street....
STEP #2 <ul><li>Plan </li></ul>
“ What are my options for solving this problem?” <ul><li>Make a table? Make a list? </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a picture?  Com...
STEP #3 <ul><li>SOLVE  </li></ul>
  “ Select a method from your plan.”   Charlie  Amy  Ben
STEP #4  <ul><li>Examine </li></ul>
“ Does your answer make sense?” <ul><li>Is Charlie’s house white and next to Amy’s? </li></ul><ul><li>Is Ben’s house next ...
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4 Step Problem

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4 Step Problem

  1. 1. 4-STEP PROBLEM SOLVING METHOD
  2. 2. STEP #1 Explore
  3. 3. “ Read the problem to gather important information.” <ul><li>Amy, Ben and Charlie live in three houses on the same street. Their houses are blue, white and green. Amy does not live in a blue house. Charlie’s house is white and next to Amy’s house. Ben’s house is next to the green house. </li></ul><ul><li>What color is Amy’s house? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does Amy live in relation to Ben and Charlie? </li></ul>
  4. 4. STEP #2 <ul><li>Plan </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ What are my options for solving this problem?” <ul><li>Make a table? Make a list? </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a picture? Compute the data? </li></ul>
  6. 6. STEP #3 <ul><li>SOLVE </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ Select a method from your plan.” Charlie Amy Ben
  8. 8. STEP #4 <ul><li>Examine </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ Does your answer make sense?” <ul><li>Is Charlie’s house white and next to Amy’s? </li></ul><ul><li>Is Ben’s house next to the green house? </li></ul><ul><li>Is Amy’s house not blue? </li></ul>

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