
Problems can
be solved
by making an
Organized List. 
To solve a
problem you need to follow
these important steps:
Step 1: Understand the problem.
Step 2: Make a plan.
Make an
organized list.
Step 3: Carry out the plan.
Step 4: Look Back. 

Step 1:
Think of
different ways to
arrange two posters.
Step 2:
Let Y stand
for yellow,
P for pink, and B for blue.
Step 3:
Arrange Y,
P, and B
in pairs.
Step 4:
Count the
number of pairs.
There are 6 combinations. 

Step 1:
Arrange
Abby, Bonnie, and
Liz in different orders.
Step 2:
Let A stand
for Abby, L
for Liz, and B for Bonnie.
Step 3:
Make
combinations starting
with A, then B, then L.
Step 4:
Check that
you've made all
possible combinations.
There are 6 combinations. 

Step 1:How
many combinations of
2 menu items can you make?
Step 2:
Pair the
items: soup,
sandwich, salad, chili
Step 3:
Start with
soup, and match
it with the other items.
Step 4:
Check that
you have all
possible ways. There are
6 ways. 
Remember: 
Make an
organized list to solve problems. 
Click on
the lights for practice.
