With Common Core, our students are having to write more about how they find their answers for math word problems. This graphic organizer takes out the steps of figuring out how to set up the writing and simply allows the students to write in the steps they did in the order they did them. This can be used at the beginning of the year and then scaffolded away as the year progresses, or it can be used all year for students. Right now, it is set up for a 4 step problem. It can be modified for however many steps your classroom is currently working on.