**Problem Solving Process**

The problem-solving process is merely a general guide of how to proceed in solving problems. In many cases, steps of the process will overlap, thus it may not be possible to perform each step of the process in the order given above. These four principles appear in many elementary-level textbook series as early as the kindergarten grade level.

**Understanding the problem**

What data or information is known?

What is unknown?

What are the conditions?

**Plan the solution**

Show your plan for solving this problem.

**Carry out the plan**

Using your plan, show your work and your solution.

**Review and discuss your solution**

Reflect on your solution.