Use this word problem graphic organizer to help students solve mixed operational word problems. The mnemonic device is KOPS and then check. Very easy for students to remember.
Know – What do I know and need to know from the question?
Operation- What operation is this problem going to be?
Picture – Draw a picture or illustration of what is going on in the problem.
Solve – Solve the problem mathematically.
Check – Stop and check to see if the answer is reasonable.