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will increase their ability to demonstrate the concept of problem solving by following a set of systematic strategies to _____________ as measured by ________ (analysis of work samples, probes, anecdotal records, etc.).

Identify problems that need a solution.
Define a problem, choose information to solve the problem and gather additional information, if needed.
Clarify a problem using questions.
Solve problems using manipulative/role playing/guess and check/drawing.

Solve problems using strategies (e.g., guessing and checking, looking for a pattern, making systematic lists, making a drawing or model, eliminating possible answers, or solving a simpler related problem.
Describe in simple math terms how a solution was reached and any obstacles encountered.
Report how a problem was solved using manipulatives/oral reporting (first state problem, strategy and procedures, and end with solution and verification.