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Jessica Hamabe Locker

Math Homework Helpers

Problem Solving 4 STEPS

Homework Expectations for EFFORT

 

Math Problem Solving

(4 Steps: U V E W)

 

Here is what you have to do……………….

 

Underline – You must show that you understand the difference between important information used to solve a problem and extra information by highlighting or underlining the important information in the problem.  We always draw a squiggly line under the entire question, so we know what we need to answer.

 

Visual – You must show that you know how to pull out the important information,  organize it into a part part total box, picture/table/graph/etc., and to create a math model to demonstrate understanding. Be sure to label your visual and make sure it accurately represents the information given in the problem. Try to use n to represent the number you are solving for.  

 

 

(Total Apples)

n=30

6

(part)

6

(part)

6

(part)

6

(part)

6

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Equation – You must be able to show how to use the 4 operations to set up and solve the problem correctly. A number sentence is the same as an equation.  
 

Ex. 5x6=30 6+6+6+6+6=30

Words – You must restate the question to answer in a complete sentence that shows you understand its meaning and  answers the question being asked.  Don’t forget to label!

 

Ex. Bob has 30 apples altogether.