Do you have a problem when you want to solve math problem ? I have six steps for you and download file for clear.

Step 1Read the problem.

Step 2Find out, what am I supposed to find out. If it is too complicated to understand at the first time read the problem again and again.

Step 3Look for clues words to show which operation to use,Addition:and…add…addend…plus…sum…more…more than…in all…total…all together…perimeter…combined

SuctractionMinuend…subtrahenddifference…subtractminus…take away…less than…remain…are left…have lefthow much morefewer…are not…decreased by…how much change (money) is left

Multiplicationfactor…product…times…of…multiplied by…area…volume…each…twice=2x…thrice=3x… …how many times more…

Divisiondividend…divisor…quotient…divided by…per…half = ÷ 2…separated…rate…ratio…fraction…decimal…part…percent…

Beware…Of red herrings! (false clues) In this case, numbers that are just there to trick you, but are not needed to solve the problem.

What to doif you’ve read the question more than once, and you still don’t know which way to turn..

Then just do something!You know there are four operations and you’ll have to do at least one of them. So pick one.You know you need to do that operation using at least two numbers, so pick two of the numbers in the problem. Then either add ‘em, subtract ‘em, multiply ‘em, or divide ‘em. You may be wrong, but YOU MAY BE RIGHT!

Step 4Solve the problem.

Step 5Now think… Does this answer make sense? Would I expect this to be the answer?

RememberIf you ONLY answer half the question, EVEN if you get that half 100% right… That’s only 50% of the question… And 50% is an F!

Step 6Ask yourself… Are there more parts to this question? (Some questions have two or more parts!) Check your work… just work backwards, using the opposite operations and see if you end up where you began.

Congratulations!That’s how to solve a math problem.Some more clues for math sleuths…Always try something.Never try nothing.Show your work and hand it in. Even if you don’t make it the whole way, you may have come close.

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