Problem Solving Guide
Use these TIPS:
T – Thought Process: Think about the problem. Decide what you are being asked to find. Retell the problem in your own words.
I – Information: Write down or highlight the key words, numbers, and facts that need to be considered.
P - Plan: Decide on a mathematical operation or strategy and set up how you will work out the problem.
S – Solution: Solve the problem by performing the strategy you chose. Share your answer as a sentence including all the important information from the problem. Don’t forget to make sure your answer makes sense by estimating and checking in your head.