Learning Mathematics is not only receive the information from teacher and do the exercises from the textbook, But also solve the problems that can improve student’s higher order thinking.

Based on the core of NCTM Mathematics framework, the core concept of NCTM Mathematics framework is that students develop mathematical power through problem solving, communication, reasoning, and connections. Then, how to develop mathematical power through problem solving? There are 4 steps to solve the problem that needs higher order thinking.

**Problem Solving Plan has 4 Steps:**

**1. Understand the problem carefully :**

students think the problem critically

Students should be able to understand mathematics concepts, think the relevance between concepts and apply the concepts into the problem. Some students have difficulty making meaningful connections within and across mathematics experiences.To understand the problem, we must have to read the problem carefully and then Underline clue words. Ask yourself if you’ve seen a problem similar to this one. If so, what is similar about it? and what did you need to do? you can relate the problem with your prior and previous knowledge that relevance with your problems. and then we think what do you need to find out.

**2. Design a mathematical model and Planning the solution:**

Try to find the answer

This is the way students communicate mathematically, providing opportunities to explain their reasoning, and to listen to and understand the reasoning of others. So, the students can be easier to solve the problem. After that, we can define the plan and strategies to solve the problem. We can try out the strategies using formulas, simplifying, use sketches, guess and check, look for a pattern, etc. If your strategy doesn’t work, it may lead you to an ‘aha’ moment and to a strategy that does work.

This is the example to solve the problem using the graph:

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**3. Solve:**

After we make a planning the strategies to solve the problem, you can use the strategies to solve the problem.

**4. Reflect:**

The answer is right and reasonable? hmm..

This part is critical. Look over your solution. Did you answer the question? Are you sure? Did you answer using the language in the question with the same units?

You have to think critically to reflect the solution of the the problem. We have to make sure that the answer is true and reasonable.

With the 4 steps above, Students expected to improve their higher order thinking to solve the problem. How incorporating problem solving in Mathematics curriculum provides the context in which student’s work together and communicate with one another. ðŸ™‚

You can learn more about problem solving in this link:

http://math.about.com/od/1/a/problemsolv.htm

http://problemsolving.p4tkmatematika.org/

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