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Problem Solving Part 1

18 minutes 40 seconds

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Discusses steps to problem solving: read and re-read the problem; identify important information; choose a strategy; and solve and check the answer. Lists the strategies to choose from: guess and check; simpler, related problem; discovery patterns; drawing pictures and diagrams; making lists and charts; and working backwards. Uses the guess and check strategy to solve a problem with approximations. Uses the simpler, related problem strategy to solve a problem involving very large numbers.

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Closeup of a hand using a black marker to write on a white paper on a clipboard on the grass. The paper reads, "Read and Reread." Caption. Step 1, read and reread the problem.
Problem Solving
Episode 1
18 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 10
Woman in a white coat sitting and looking into a microscope in a lab. A graphic of 6 human cells appears at the bottom of the screen. Caption. Doubling the total number of cells each time.
Problem Solving
Episode 2
20 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 10