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Guess and Check Guess and Check is a strategy used when a problem cannot be solved by the information provided. Students must use prior math knowledge and estimates to solve the problem. Amanda invited 10 people over to her house to study. There were 4 more boys than girls. How many boys came over? Guess one: 6 + 4 =10 6 is only two more than 4 –Not Correct Guess two: 3+7= 10 7 is 4 more than 3—Correct Source: http://library.thinkquest.org/4471/howto14.htm
Draw A Picture Drawing a picture is a helpful strategy when a problem gives ordinal information. A student will be able to visualize what the question is asking when drawing out the information provided. Draw a picture to solve these problems. 1. In the stack of 4 books, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is above Beowulf . Canterbury Tales is under Beowulf . Sir G awain is under The Bible . Which book is on top? Since Sir Gawain is above Beowulf, could Beowulf be on top? Which book is just under the Bible? Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Order: Bible, Sir Gawain, Beowulf, Canterbury

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Look For a Pattern Looking for a pattern helps students visualize what is being asked in the question. When students find a pattern they can

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