Math Problem Solving

Math Problem Solving

Test Taking Strategies

  1. Read the questions twice.
  2. Mark key words
    Sum                       Difference                              Each
    More than Equal groups Total 
  3. Underline and understand the question.
    - Who has more?
    - How often?
  4. Work through the problem
    Draw a picture                      Use an equation
    Find a pattern                       Use a diagram
  5. Explain your thinking
    - What did they tell you?
    - What did you do?
    - What is your answer?
  6. Eliminate obviously wrong choices
  7. CHECK YOUR WORK
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