My students and I developed this chart to tackle word problems in an organized and strategic manner. Using the mnemonic device "I Question Sam's Silly Actions," students break apart the word problem into 5 steps to help them manage the information in a word problem and correctly solve it. The mnemonic stands for:
This has really helped my students to think through the problem before solving to ensure that they are solving for the correct information and answering the problem completely.
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