Math's Problem Solving Step 1Read the Problem Read the problem and try to understand it. Don't write anything down until you think you know what the problem is asking you to do. Step 2Select Important Information Reread the problem and underline all the important information like numbers and math words. Now decide what math procedure you need to use e.g. addition, subtraction or multiplication. The important information will help you decide this, for example, the words combine and total mean add while difference means subtract. Step 3Decide Which Strategy to Use for Solving Guess what strategy you will need to use. Check the important information again to make sure Step 4Solve the Problem Now is time to solve the problem. If you don't think this strategy works go back to Step 3 to help you choose another strategy. Step 5Check the Answer The final step is to check your answer. Put the answer back into the problem and see if it makes sense or could possibly be an answer. If the answer makes sense, congratulations the problem is solved. If the answer makes no sense, return to step 2 and try again. Important! Have fun!

Math's Problem SolvingStep 1Read the ProblemRead the problem and try to understand it. Don't write anything down until you think you know what the problem is asking you to do.

Step 2Select Important InformationReread the problem and underline all the important information like numbers and math words. Now decide what math procedure you need to use e.g. addition, subtraction or multiplication. The important information will help you decide this, for example, the words

combineandtotalmeanaddwhiledifferencemeanssubtract.Step 3Decide Which Strategy to Use for SolvingGuess what strategy you will need to use.

Checkthe important information again to make sureStep 4Solve the ProblemNow is time to solve the problem. If you don't think this strategy works go back to Step 3 to help you choose another strategy.

Step 5Check the AnswerThe final step is to check your answer. Put the answer back into the problem and see if it

or could possibly be an answer. If the answer makes sense, congratulations the problem is solved. If the answer makes no sense, return to step 2 and try again.makes senseImportant! Have fun!