This award-winning series helps students to build confidence in their ability to "do math" and develop the knowledge and skills required to become mathematically literate. This lesson introduces problem-solving techniques now that you have all the necessary concepts and methods to tackle nonstandard problems. Problems are presented that allow you to use a chart, simplify a problem by reducing it's size, and expanded visualization of a problem. The key concept of this program is to recognize that rather than memorize specific algorithms (or methods) for each type of problem; an effective problem-solver has some techniques that can be applied to a variety of problems. Students will learn to use a chart to help solve a problem and to expand the limits of visualization to solve a problem.