- Consider what the question asks you to do.
What information is given in the problem?
What information do you need to solve the problem?
- Think about what you would do to solve the problem.
- Define the variables.
Let x = _______ and/or let y = ________ .
- Create a graph, chart, or table.
Include titles, axes, labels, and scales.
- Create a drawing or construction.
Construction: For the high school assessment, students may use a compass, a straight edge, patty paper, a Mira, and/or a mirror for an item requiring a construction. Measurement cannot be part of the strategy.
Drawing: Students may use a compass, a ruler, patty paper, a Mira, a mirror, and/or a protractor for an item requiring a drawing. Measurement can be part of the strategy.
- Solve the problem.
- Write the answers in the context of the problem.
- Be sure you answer what is asked for in the problem.
- Check to see if the answer is reasonable.
- Write or describe the steps you used to solve the problem.
* Complete as appropriate and required by the problem.
- Use mathematics (definitions, theorems, reasoning, principles) to support your solution and/or process.
Write the mathematics concepts you used.
Tell why you solved the problem as you did.
Demonstrate that the solution is correct.