Problem Solving is difficult for students - especially if there is hidden or un-needed information!
Use this problem solving pencil to help introduce problem solving strategies to your kids. Then have them glue it into their notebooks for a reference all year long.
The pencil on the cover is colored, but the pencils in the product are black and white so you can have your students color it how you'd like. I sometimes have my students "color code" word problems according to the colors on their pencils. For example, they might underline the question in green to reflect the first section of the pencil.
The steps on the pencil are as follows:
1. Read the problem. Underline the question being asked.
2. Box key words.
3. Circle key numbers and hidden numbers. Cross out un-needed numbers.
4. Solve. Show your work!
5. Check your work. Does your answer make sense?
If you use this product with your students, please rate and comment! I appreciate the feedback.