## Make an Organized List

Making an organized list helps problem solvers organize their thinking about a problem. Recording work in an organized list makes it easy to review what has been done and to identify important steps that must yet be completed. It also provides an easy way of recording calculations.

## Example Problem

Big Burger is giving away gold and silver coupons. The gold coupons are worth 15 points and the silver coupons are worth 10 points. Owen is saving coupons so he can get free Super-Big Burgers. So far Owen has 16 coupons worth 215 points. How many gold coupons and how many silver coupons does he have?

If you are having trouble, look at the organized list below made to solve the question.

If you are having trouble, look at the organized list below made to solve the question.