## Before Answering a Problem

-What information in the problem is NOT important in finding a solution?

-What is the question in this problem?

-How can I represent this problem using real-life applications?

-How can I represent this problem using manipulatives?

-How can I be certain there is enough information to solve this problem?

-What is the first step I should take in solving this problem?

-How can I evaluate this problem to determine what information is important in solving it?

-Does it make sense to solve this problem by creating a picture or diagram? Why or why not?

-What rules or algorithms can I apply to this problem?

-Does it make sense to solve this problem by writing an equation? Why or why not?

-Using my knowledge of mathematics, how can I estimate a solution to this problem?

-Which strategy makes the most sense in solving this problem: drawing a picture, guessing and checking, finding a pattern, or writing an equation?

-Does it make sense to solve this problem by guessing and checking? Why or why not?

-What is essential information can I identify in this problem?

-What patterns exist in this problem that might help me in solving it?

-Does it make sense to solve this problem by finding a pattern? Why or why not?

-What is the question in this problem?

-How can I represent this problem using real-life applications?

-How can I represent this problem using manipulatives?

-How can I be certain there is enough information to solve this problem?

-What is the first step I should take in solving this problem?

-How can I evaluate this problem to determine what information is important in solving it?

-Does it make sense to solve this problem by creating a picture or diagram? Why or why not?

-What rules or algorithms can I apply to this problem?

-Does it make sense to solve this problem by writing an equation? Why or why not?

-Using my knowledge of mathematics, how can I estimate a solution to this problem?

-Which strategy makes the most sense in solving this problem: drawing a picture, guessing and checking, finding a pattern, or writing an equation?

-Does it make sense to solve this problem by guessing and checking? Why or why not?

-What is essential information can I identify in this problem?

-What patterns exist in this problem that might help me in solving it?

-Does it make sense to solve this problem by finding a pattern? Why or why not?

## After Answering a Problem

-How can I describe my solution to this problem in three steps?

-How is this problem like and unlike other problems I have solved?

-How can I use my knowledge of mathematics to predict a set of incorrect solutions to this problem?

-How can I use my knowledge of mathematics to check my procedures for solving this problem?

-How can I solve this problem another way?

-Can I prove that this problem cannot be solved using the information given? How?

-What are likely errors people might make in solving this problem?

-How can I be certain that my answer makes sense?

-How can I describe my solution to this problem in five steps?

-What math concepts can I apply to this problem?

-How can I clearly explain my solution to a friend?

-Do I require additional information to solve this problem? What information?

-How can I create a problem like this one that is more difficult to solve?

-How can I create a problem like this one that is easier to solve?

-How can I represent this problem using real-life applications?

-What number relationships are important in this problem?

-How can I clearly explain my solution using math symbols?

-How can I check to be certain my answer is correct?

-How can I use my knowledge of mathematics to check the accuracy of my computations?

-Using my knowledge of number sense, how can I check to see if my solution is reasonable?

-What similar problem can I create?

-How can I clearly explain my solution in writing?

-How can I represent this problem using manipulatives?

-What rule or procedure can I suggest after solving this problem?

-How can I be certain that my answer is correct?

-What math vocabulary can I apply to this problem?

-How is this problem like and unlike other problems I have solved?

-How can I use my knowledge of mathematics to predict a set of incorrect solutions to this problem?

-How can I use my knowledge of mathematics to check my procedures for solving this problem?

-How can I solve this problem another way?

-Can I prove that this problem cannot be solved using the information given? How?

-What are likely errors people might make in solving this problem?

-How can I be certain that my answer makes sense?

-How can I describe my solution to this problem in five steps?

-What math concepts can I apply to this problem?

-How can I clearly explain my solution to a friend?

-Do I require additional information to solve this problem? What information?

-How can I create a problem like this one that is more difficult to solve?

-How can I create a problem like this one that is easier to solve?

-How can I represent this problem using real-life applications?

-What number relationships are important in this problem?

-How can I clearly explain my solution using math symbols?

-How can I check to be certain my answer is correct?

-How can I use my knowledge of mathematics to check the accuracy of my computations?

-Using my knowledge of number sense, how can I check to see if my solution is reasonable?

-What similar problem can I create?

-How can I clearly explain my solution in writing?

-How can I represent this problem using manipulatives?

-What rule or procedure can I suggest after solving this problem?

-How can I be certain that my answer is correct?

-What math vocabulary can I apply to this problem?