This sheet aids my students in showing their work for word problems and standardized test questions. I model it heavily at first then gradually release responsibility to students. Eventually students move away from this sheet and just fold a sheet of copy paper to resemble boxes, and number it themselves so they can use it during testing.
Students are required to locate key math words (see my other download below for this) that indicate the operation(s) they should use. More importantly they must write the key word down and the operational symbol in each problem box. Other techniques include writing the mnemonics they've learned like TH H T O in a T chart style for place value problems and drawing arrays or using chants.
See my other downloads for a rounding rap they can memorize and other helpful items to teach math test taking skills.
Rounding Rap Poster
Place Value Bookmarks
How to Solve Word Problems
Key Math Words and Operations
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