What Is a Diamond Problem Solver?

What Is a Diamond Problem Solver?

A diamond problem solver is an X shape that has the X and the Y on the right and left sides respectively with the product of the two at the top and the sum of the two at the bottom. It is used to help students solve the answers for X and Y in algebraic problems.

For example, an algebraic problem that has a Y that holds a value of 5 and an X that holds a value of 2, the top of the diamond will have a number 10 while the bottom of the diamond will have a number seven.