When it comes to solving word problems that involve multiple steps, many students do not know where to start. This template goes along with the "Problem Solving Checklist" that I created, which can also be found in my store. This scaffold can be used with any word problem of your choice. All you have to do is paste the problem you want into the designated place within this document. It is designed to help students organize themselves and develop a routine for approaching, solving, and checking word problems.
This template is broken down into three parts: the before, during, and after phases of problem solving. The checklist in each section enables students to become accountable for their own work. This is also a great way for teachers to differentiate word problems for special education and ESL students!
This is a purchase that can be used for multiple lessons throughout the year.