Solving Word Problems

When solving word problems, it is important to include the following in order to achieve a level 4:

1. A statement, table or diagram that defines the unknown variable (what am I trying to figure out?)* this includes the values and units!

2. The formula needs to be identified. 

3. The algebraic problem-solving, showing all steps. * line up all your equal signs!

4. A concluding statement that answer the question/problem.