# How Did You Know That? (Problem Solving)

Contributor: Elephango Editors. Lesson ID: 10729

Do you have a problem with problems? No problem! Discover a problem-solving process that works every time, and then try it out with different activities!

categories

## Operations and Algebraic Thinking

subject
Math
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Lion, Otter
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

## Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

My friend set up a game for me. She told me she wanted to see how good I am at solving problems.

• Can you help me complete this game?

Here are the rules:

1. I have to move all 6 boxes from the Start line to the Finish line.
2. I can only make 3 trips to complete the activity. Moving to the Finish line and then back to the Start line equals one trip.
3. Each box weighs a pound. I am not allowed to carry more than 2 pounds during each trip.

Help! Use the image below to help you figure out how I am supposed to follow the rules, move the boxes, and complete the activity correctly. Then, check your answer!

Solving problems can be a real problem!

Learn the steps to solving a problem as you watch this fun video.

• Can you name the three steps Hunter followed to solve his problem?

Great job!

Continue on to the Got It? section to put your problem-solving skills to the test!

Interactive Video