HOW TO SOLVE WORD PROBLEMS IN MATH!

- Read the problem and think about the question.
- Identify each piece of information needed to answer the question.
- Determine the order in which you must work with the pieces of information.
- Write and Solve a number sentence to find each piece of information.
- Check your solution by re-reading the problem to make sure that you have used each piece of information in the correct sequence, and that your solution answers the question.

**LOOK FOR THE KEYS IN WORD PROBLEMS!**

OPERATION | KEY WORDS |

ADD | sum total all together plus in all |

SUBTRACT | remainder difference less than fewer how many more minus |

MULTIPLY | product times twice total multiplied by |

DIVIDE | quotient goes into split equally each sort |