## Solving Word Problems:

When solving word problems, there are certain steps that will help students successfully solve the problems:

multiplication, division) and write down the math problems

use another problem-solving tool if necessary

**1.**Read the question completely - underline it**2.**Separate relevant and irrelevant information and numbers**3.**Determine what specific question is being asked - what information needs to be found**4.**Identify key words - circle them**5.**Determine which operation(s) to use to solve the problem (addition, subtraction,multiplication, division) and write down the math problems

**Draw a picture, make a chart/table, guess and check, solve similar problems, or**use another problem-solving tool if necessary

**6.**Complete operations**7.**Label the answer correctly## Key Words:

Addition:In all Total All together Sum Plus How many/much Both Combined Increase More than Perimeter Multiplication:In each Same amount Product All together How many/much Per Area Rate Times Twice/Triple |
Subtraction:Decrease Difference Fewer than How many more Left Less Less than Minus Remaining Take Away Division:Divide Half How many each Out of Percent Quarter Quotient |