## Download Problem Solving – Counting and Number Problems (National Poetry Day Themed) Worksheets

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## Definition

Problem-solving skills refer to the ability to identify a problem, determine its origin, and figure out all possible solutions to solve the problem. These are also a set of skills where you could formulate a variety of unique ways to solve a problem.

## Summary

Mathematics aids us to understand the world and to provides an effective way of building mental discipline. Math encourages logical reasoning, critical thinking, creative thinking, abstract or spatial thinking, problem-solving ability, and even effective communication skills.

Problem solving…

- plays a significant factor in mathematics and should have a critical role in the mathematics education of K-12 students.
- enhances a generic ability to solve real life problems and apply mathematics in real life situations.
- makes students to believe in their ability to think mathematically. They will appreciate that learning math means finding the solution to a problem.

Where can we apply problem-solving skills?

- in managing your finances
- in shopping for the best price of goods
- in preparing/cooking food
- in figuring out distance, length, or weight
- in generating more than one solution/alternative
- in making the best decision/option
- in predicting possible outcomes

**George Polya’s Problem Solving Technique**

**Step 1: **

- Do you understand all the words in the problem?
- What are you asked to find or show?
- Can you state the problem in your own words?
- Are the details enough for you to find the answer?

**Step 2: **

- Is it possible to use guess and check technique?
- Can you eliminate possibilities?
- Which plan will work? Which plan will not work?
- Will I use addition or subtraction?

**Step 3: **

- What is the equation?
- What will be the next step?
- Can you prove your solution?

**Step 4: **

- Can you check if your answer is correct?
- Does everything turn out well?
- What are the steps that worked and didn’t work?

## Problem Solving – Counting and Number Problems (National Poetry Day Themed) Worksheets

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## Worksheets Activities Included

**Ages 4-8 (Basic)**

- Dahl’s Poem
- The Buckingham Palace
- Fruit Basket
- Shakespeare Says
- I Am a Math Poet

**Ages 8-13 (Advanced)**

- Word and Number Mystery
- Just Letters
- The Biggest Library in Town
- The Greatest Poet of them All
- My Own Math Riddle