# PROBLEM SOLVING – Blake’s Guide to Maths Problem Solving

This guide is a vital tool for all middle and upper primary students who want to be successful maths problem solvers. The book is divided into three sections.

**Why Solve Problems?**Explains which personal skills help you solve problems and what a problem solving cycle looks like.**Common Problem Solving Strategies**The 8 suggested strategies are: Visualise it, Make a table or graph, Guess and check, Break it into smaller parts, Work backwards, Look for a pattern, Eliminate possibilities.**Types of Problems**More than 140 sample problems include 1-step, 2-step, more than 2-step, multiple choice and open-ended problems.

The book includes detailed, suggested strategies, as well as **TRY THIS** and **CHALLENGE** activities to test your understanding. **Answers** are at the back of the book. It is suitable for students, teachers and parents working with Stage 2 or 3 students. This Guide is packed full of easy-to-understand explanations, real-life photographs and graphics. The book includes curriculum correlation charts. The book also showcases 7 outstanding male and female problem-solvers from across the world.

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