Problem Solving

Explore resources designed to help students become skilled problem solvers in grades 4 through 8.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8.

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Learning Together About Using Visuals That Support Problem Solving

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Math coaches can use this tool to help elementary and middle school teachers learn about the role of visual representations in problem solving through a series of professional development...

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Walk-Throughs: Teaching Problem Solving

Problem Solving > Problem-Solving Instruction > Overview & Tools

Instructional leaders can use this tool to frame observational walk-throughs of elementary and middle school math classes. Related Media and Files: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving...

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Observation Note-Taking: Reflections on Multiple Approaches to Problem Solving

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Teachers and mathematics coaches can use this tool to keep track of the approaches to problems used by different pairs and groups of students. The purpose of the tool is to provide a summary of the...

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Connecting Visuals to Problem Types

Problem Solving > Problem-Solving Instruction > Overview & Tools

Math coaches and teachers can use this tool as a quick reference for examples of visual representations for different types of problems. See the sample material, Using Visual Representations for...

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Coaching Checklist for Problem Planning

Problem Solving > Prepare Problems > Overview & Tools

Instructional leaders and mathematics coaches can use this self-assessment to reflect on their practices in supporting teachers to plan lessons and to guide students in learning to be competent...

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Learning Together About Preparing Problems

Problem Solving > Prepare Problems > Overview & Tools

Instructional leaders can use this workshop plan to help elementary and middle-grades teachers learn about the importance of preparing problems for use in whole-class instruction. Included is a...

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Planning and Adapting Problems

Problem Solving > Prepare Problems > Overview & Tools

Instructional leaders and teachers can use this planning worksheet to guide adaptation of problems to ensure that students understand a problem. The goal is to develop problems that allow students...

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Problem Solving Planning Template #1

Problem Solving > Overview & Tools

For working with schools on identifing the strategies that are already in place to support effective problem-solving instruction and determine what additional steps could be taken to strengthen...

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Problem Solving Planning Template #4

Problem Solving > Overview & Tools

This tool shows alignment with Common Core State Standards, for planning professional development.

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Problem Solving Planning Template #2

Problem Solving > Overview & Tools

For working with districts on recommendations from the IES Practice Guide on problem-solving instruction. The intent is for district leaders to apply the recommendations to the design of...

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Problem Solving Planning Template #3

Problem Solving > Overview & Tools

For working with state education agencies on setting a policy climate for improving teacher quality in math, specifically related to problem solving.

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