When students attack a word problem equipped with these 6 steps, they know where to start and how to break down the word problem. They will enjoy word problem success. My students kept a copy of these steps in their binder and by the end of the school year the students didn’t dread word problems and scored well on tests. This can also be used as a poster in the classroom or Math centers, and also posted your class website as a Math resource. Sheet also includes math clue words, a sample word problem taken from step 1 to step 6, plus 3 practice problems. Where was this step by step process when I was a student?