Cunningham Park Elementary School
Spring 2020    ENRICHMENT  CLUBS

Education through Enrichment
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STEM Exploration

Math Olympiad Problem Solving Skills

 

Problem Solving techniques for gifted students

 

The challenging mathematics questions require problem-solving skills in addition to basic math knowledge that students are taught at school.

 

 We use a variety of methods used to solve math problems:

 

1.     discovery method

2.     problem-solving by experimentations

3.     problem-solving by trial-and-error method

4.     problem-solving  by relating to exploratory techniques

5.     using feedback to improve performance

6.     utilizing self-educating techniques

7.     utilizing self evaluating techniques

 

We also take  a number of different steps to tackle math problems:

 

A.    use diagrams / models

B.     act it out

C.     use before & after assumptions

D.    use systematic listing

E.     look for patterns

F.     work backwards

G.    use guess & check

H.    simplify the problem

I.       make supposition

J.       solve part of the problem

K.     paraphrase the problem