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10 Problem Solving Strategies Posters

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 11 pages | Years: 3 - 7

Posters highlighting 10 problem solving strategies.

The 10 problem solving strategies include:

  1. Guess and check
  2. Make a table or chart
  3. Draw a picture or diagram
  4. Act out the problem
  5. Find a pattern or use a rule
  6. Check for relevant or irrelevant information
  7. Find smaller parts of a large problem
  8. Make an organised list
  9. Solve a simpler problem
  10. Work backwards


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  • Danielle Lupi

    Hi Paul, sorry I can't find the Changes & Updates tab above?

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      No problem, Danielle. Please contact us at [email protected] and we'll help you work through the problem.

  • Danielle Lupi

    And an example of a problem on each poster :)

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      Hi Danielle, Thank you for your comment! So we can keep all of our suggestions and requests together, can you please submit a change request to this resource using the Changes & Updates tab above? This tab can be found near the comments section. Thanks again!

  • Alexandra Malloch

    I also agree with this - an explanation would be great! It would take these posters to the next level.

  • Laura Griffiths

    It would be great if each strategy poster had a brief explanation of the strategy in addition to the pictures. Just a sentence or two to explain them.

    • Kristian

      Hi Laura, Thank you for contacting us. Please feel free to submit a change request by visiting the resource page, scrolling down to the comments section, then clicking "Changes & Updates". This will submit a request that other members can vote on. If your request is popular, we will create it! If you have any questions along the way, please let me know. I'm happy to help! Kind regards, Kristian

  • Nicci Maddison

    Excellent to focus the teaching and learning step by step

  • spcthegap

    I would like this in QLD font please.