It has long been known that graphic organizers deepen and clarify students' understanding of a story or article. We use them starting in kindergarten and continue to use them through high school and beyond. Years ago I discovered there were very few math graphic organizers. The few I did find were very specific to a particular math concept. I found nothing that bridged reading and math problem solving (word/story problems), so I made my own. Over the years, I have reworked the graphic organizers to be as beneficial as possible to students and teachers. I believe I have done that with the organizers in this packet.
Patient, consistent use of these graphic organizers will produce students who have a clear, deep understanding of problem solving. Mastery of these organizers will give your students a tool they can use over and over again, regardless of the math concept focus. Additionally, these graphic organizers can be used by you and your students as a quick assessment of problem solving competency.