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List the possibilities                    Use a graph

Process of elimination                 Guess and check

Draw a diagram                            Make a model

Identify sub-goals                        Write an equation

Work backward                            Make a table

Solve a simpler problem              Look for a pattern                         

(Click on a strategy for a sample problem.)

Source of List of Problem Solving Strategies and Sample Problems:

Merrill Geometry: Applications and Connections (TWE). Glencoe: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill (New York 1993).

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