The R.I.C.E. strategy is something that has helped many of my students determine not just what information is needed in a word problem, but what operations need to be used with the word problems as well. It is a decision making tool that has even helped struggling readers organize their work in a way that is easy to understand. Teachers and students can better visualize word problems using this strategy.
The file can easily be tweaked to fit a teachers delivery style and used as a full lesson, a small group intervention activity, a warm-up in class, or simply for review.
Includes printables, poster, and four word-problems.