Math Homework Helpers
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 |
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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.