The student will learn to solve a variety of problems using one or more of the following strategies:
|draw a picture||trial and error|
|find a pattern||experimenting |
|make an organized list||act out the problem |
|make a table ||work backwards |
|solve a simpler problem||write an equation |
|guess and check ||use logic and deduction |
|change your point of view|| |
student will analyze problems and use his/her understanding of
mathematics to devise one or more plans of attack and continue to work
with the problem until a method is devised to solve it.
Using various materials, the student will translate written or oral problems into the language of mathematics.
will be encouraged to strive for brevity and elegance in their problem
solutions and to find more than one method of solution.
will interact with one another at appropriate times during the solution
of a problem or the development of a project to challenge them to
defend, clarify, and generalize their thinking.
will expand their understanding by creating their own problems,
algorithms, procedures and prove the logic of their thinking.
Students will participate in the Pennsylvania Mathematics League competitions and the Elementary Math Olympiads.