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Problem Solving - Figuring Things Out



Problem Solving - Figuring Things Out

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     challenging words:    solver, solvers, problem, tricky, willing, works, refuse, math, better, figure, second, yourself, different, until, seat, without


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Problem Solving - Figuring Things Out
By Mary Perrin
  

1     Problem solvers are good thinkers. They refuse to give up. They look for answers. They look for ways to make things better. They get themselves out of sticky situations. Problem solvers usually have good attitudes. They are willing to try over and over without giving up. Do you find ways to get things done when things are tricky for you? If you do, you are a problem solver. You figure things out every day. You solve problems. Pretend your teacher gives the class a math problem that seems very hard at first. You have two choices. You can sit in your seat and not try to do the problem. Or you can think of a way to solve the problem. Students who are willing to work the problem are problem solvers. You might get upset when things are too hard for you. Try not to get upset when you cannot solve the problem the first time. Problems can be hard even the second time you try to solve them. .....
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