The ABC's of Solving Elementary Math Problems

The ABC's of Solving Elementary Math Problems
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Helping students learn to learn and take responsibility for their own education is a key objective for teachers. These 26 tips will remind students of some of the basic ideas for math success. The tips can be photocopied and included in math notebooks or journals, used to create a wall poster, or serve as discussion starters or writing prompts for times when you need a "fill-in" activity. Here are a few examples:


Don't make the problem harder than it already is.

Keep your math tools within easy reach.

Often, a visual aid, such as a chart, diagram or table will help you more easily understand and solve a math problem.

Vocabulary is just as important in math as it is in other subjects. Make sure you know the meanings of math terms.


These and the other 23 gentle hints can help your upper elementary students move toward becoming the independent learners you know they are or can be. Math, math test prep, study skills, 26 tips

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