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This will be a place for you and your group to collaborate on the POW packets. The goal is to share your mathematical thinking with others thereby helping each other become better problem solvers.

I will be checking in to see each of your contributions and to offer suggestions on your problem solving strategies. To see how you will be evaluated on your contributions refer to the rubric on Moodle.

Please Click on your Class in the Sidebar to the left to access your group's collaborative space.

Below you will find links to the POW packets and the rubric that I will use to evaluate your contributions and participation.


Use the Following Steps to Solve Word Problems

  1. Identify the problem.
  2. Identify what you know.
  3. Make a plan.
  4. Carryout the plan.
  5. Reflect on your answer.

Here are some problem solving strategies you might want to consider using and referring to in your contributions:
1. Guess and Check
2. Draw a picture.
3. Look for a pattern.
4. Make a model.
5. Act it out.
6. Use easier numbers.
7. Write an equation.
8. Make an organized list.
9. Use logic.
10. Work Backwards