# Mathematical Problem Solving

Problem solving plays an important role in mathematics and should have a prominent role in the mathematics education of K-12 students.

However, knowing how to incorporate problem solving meaningfully into the mathematics curriculum is not necessarily obvious to mathematics teachers.

The best way to become a skilled problem solver is to learn the background material well, and then to solve a lot of problems! I could use this strategy when there are a limited number of possible answers and when two items are the same but they have one characteristic that is different.

Some problems are obviously about a geometric situation, and it is clear you want to draw a picture and mark down all of the given information before you try to solve it. Notice none of the perfect squares end in 2, 3, 7, or 8.

Solve your probability, combination, permutation problems. Statistics - find median, mean (arithmetic, geometric, quadratic), mode, dispersion, mormal distributions, t-Distribution.

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