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Problem Solving in Mathematics, Grades 3-6
Powerful Strategies to Deepen Understanding

**Edited by:**

- Alfred S. Posamentier - Mercy College, New York, USA
- Stephen Krulik - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

*"Demonstrates problem solving strategies with solutions and teaching notes and allows the teacher to create a collection of problems to fit a particular grade level."*—Janice L. Richardson, Associate Professor and Education Coordinator, Department of Mathematics

Elon University

*Help students succeed as problem solvers in and out of the classroom! *

Problem solving skills are critical to students' success in mathematics, but the techniques can't be caught; they must be taught. Based on the premise that educators must take a deliberate approach to the teaching of problem solving skills, this book helps teachers engage students in the process.

** Problem Solving in Mathematics, Grades 3–6** stresses the importance of problem solving in mathematics and presents nine strategies that students can use to solve problems, such as working backwards, finding a pattern, making a drawing, or solving a simpler equivalent problem. Each chapter demonstrates how teachers can:

- Apply the strategies to problems at different grade levels
- Incorporate these strategies into a mathematics program
- Understand how each strategy can be applied to real-life situations
- Make each strategy an integral part of students' thinking processes

With helpful teaching notes, sample problems for students that fit into any mathematics curriculum, and step-by-step solutions to sample problems, this book is perfect for teachers who want their students to succeed in mathematics!

*“A wonderful collection of problems that were thoroughly researched and presented.”*

**Author, Teaching Essential Mathematics, Grades K-8**

*“Helps fill a gap in the field of mathematics education—a specific explication with appropriate examples of the variety of problem solving approaches.”*

**The Math We Need to Know and Do in Grades PreK–5**

*“Demonstrates problem solving strategies with solutions and teaching notes and allows the teacher to create a collection of problems to fit a particular grade level.”*

**Elon University**