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10 Problem Solving Strategies Posters

11 pages|Grades: 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?

Danielle Lupi · Aug 17th, 2020

Paul (Teach Starter)

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Paul (Teach Starter) · Aug 17th, 2020

Danielle Lupi

And an example of a problem on each poster 🙂

Danielle Lupi · Aug 17th, 2020

Paul (Teach Starter)

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Paul (Teach Starter) · Aug 17th, 2020

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.

Laura Griffiths · Jun 21st, 2019


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Kristian · Jun 21st, 2019

Alexandra Malloch

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

Alexandra Malloch · Feb 9th, 2020

Nicci Maddison

Excellent to focus the teaching and learning step by step

Nicci Maddison · May 5th, 2015


I would like this in QLD font please.

spcthegap · Dec 29th, 2014

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