This packet contains steps to solving word problems. I based it on our Go Math! book at school, but it can be applied to all math word problems at the elementary level. It has been a lifesaver in helping my students learn to solve word problems!
Steps to Problem Solving
1. I read the problem.
2. What do I need to find out?
3. What information can I use?
4. How do I use this information to solve the problem?
Show Your Work
Included you will find posters with each step. You can hang them individually, or connect them with a ribbon to match the colors. I have also included smaller versions for those who don’t have as much available space. Next, you will find 2 ink-saving versions, followed by smaller versions that could be used for student math journals