1.
Read
the problem, reread and, if necessary reread
again! |
2.
Cross out any useless information or distracters. |
3.
Underline
or put a box around the main question. |
4.
Underline,
circle or put a box around the useful numbers. |
5.
Think
about and imagine what is happening in the
question and make a plan to solve it. |
Show |
6.
Can
you draw a picture about the problem using
the numbers in the problem? Is it better to use a table
or a bar graph? Do you see any patterns?
If you cannot use any of those strategies, use try,
check, and revise. If nothing is helping you, REREAD
the problem! Finally, write an equation
to solve and prove your . |
7.
Did
you label or name your bar graph or table?
Remember, the more you show the more you score. |
8.
If
you are happy with your answer, it is time to check
your answer. Go back and read the problem again and
read your answer after you ask the main question.
Does it make sense? Use the inverse
(opposite) operation (+,-,x or divide) if possible
to check. Check your pictures, tables or graphs with your answer.
Does it make sense? |
Tell |
9.
Now that you have solved the problem, tell everybody by stating,
in a complete sentence, your answer. Turn Your Question
Into a Statement (TQIS). |
10.
Finally,
it's time to show everyone your amazing thoughts in solving
this problem. Tell how, step-by-step, you solved the
problem. Look at every step above and tell what you
did. Be sure to use math vocabulary words.
The more you explain your thinking and your strategies, the
better. DON'T FORGET: Capitalize the first
word and use a period at the end. |