Math Problem Solving Steps

 

*** HOW TO SOLVE A WORD PROBLEM ***

We are using the following strategies to help guide us through solving word problems:

READ:

Find the important information and make sure you understand the question or questions.

PLAN:

Pick a strategy to solve your problem (draw a picture, write an equation, look for a pattern, make a chart or list, work backwards, use logical reasoning, or guess and check).

SOLVE:

Do it!  Be neat, use a pencil, line up columns, form your numbers, use graph paper or lined paper.

LOOK BACK!

Is your answer reasonable? Does it make sense? Did you answer all of the question or questions? Did you label correctly?

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