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Arrival: Problem Solving

Price: $39.95
Order Number: 879.0001
Format : DVD

Arrival: Problem Solving introduces the X-team to your students. The program focuses on non-routine problem solving using a variety of strategies to solve a single problem. There is continual emphasis on exploring multiple solution strategies.

This episode presents a non-routine problem for the X-team to solve. The focus of the solution is on the multiple ways in which the problem can be approached.

Students see a progression of strategies used. They include guess-and-test, make a table, draw a diagram, and write an equation. In the application of each strategy, students can see advantages and disadvantages for using that specific method.

The purpose of presenting multiple solution methods for the same problem is twofold. First, it helps students who may not understand the problem think about it in other ways. One of the ways that it is solved may make sense to a student who was having difficulty understanding another solution. Second, students learn to respect, tolerate, and be sensitive to alternative ways that others think about a particular problem and its associated solution. The solution techniques represent various degrees of complexity and sophistication.

The strategies are representations of the mathematical situation presented in the problem. Each representation provides a different perspective on the relationships expressed in the problem presentation.

Rights granted with the purchase of DVD include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

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Ideal for grades 6-8
Duration: fifteen minute episode
©2003 Slim Goodbody Production and GPN

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