Do you get tired of explaining the directions to only have students moments later come up to your desk and say, “I don’t get it!”
Most often, students overlook details that can make all the difference in solving a math problem. I created this checklist to remind students of items they need to find for effective problem solving.
If they get stuck on a question, they can refer to this checklist to help them analyze what the question is asking. If after trying for several minutes to figure out what the question is asking, they can then ask their teacher for clarification.
You can download this list for free and post it in your classroom or provide sheets to the students individually.