Students use this graphic organizer to decide what they know, what they are trying to find out, and what operation they should use in their calculations.
Students work the problems in a space provided, and then decide if the answer makes sense.
I developed part of this graphic organizer after reading Comprehending Math by Arthur Hyde. Then my co-teacher, Iva Palmer, helped me with the calculations section. Our students have been very successful with problem solving when using this graphic organizer.