This is a student-friendly page that can be taped into students' math notebooks. I have used this with my fourth graders, and they now are using it independently while working on word problems.
Problem-solving is a huge emphasis of Common Core Standards. This tool allows students to learn the process of problem-solving and will serve as a resource when working on problems.
http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Practice This is a link that explains the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.