TIPS is a step by step guide to help students solve word problems. This is a 4-up sheet for students to add to their math notebooks as a reference tool.
T = Think (what operation do I need to perform) Are you Adding or Subtracting? Multiplying or Dividing?
I = Information;What are the numbers are given in the problem?
P = Plan to make a Problem (How can I make this into a problem) What number sentence will you create from IT?
S = Solution (What is the answer?)