# Math Word Problem Solving Strategies

Making a list is a strategy that will help students sort out the information that has been given in the problem.

Once the students can see all of the possibilities for the solution, they can then attempt to solve the problem more easily.

Teach, reteach, and then after a little more time has passed, reteach it again. You might not believe me, but to children they actually look at it as a challenge. Here’s how I do it: First, I pass out practice sheet #1 with either one or two problems on it.

Sometimes children need time to absorb all the different tricks you’ve taught. I give students time to finish, and as soon as they are finished, they get it checked.

When this happens the students will be able to make the problem more simple by dividing it into smaller and easiest steps, such as rewording the problem using smaller numbers.

These strategies are really useful in helping to solve maths problems.

You can easily keep track of how many problems the class solved correctly in the set time frame.