• Solving complex math problems:

    Analyze Information

    -Answer the question "What is the problem asking me to find?"

    -List all necessary facts in an organized way - include units!

    Formulate a Plan

    -Write words and mathematical operations to explain your plan

    -DO NOT INCLUDE NUMBERS

    Solve

    -Carry out your plan using numbers

    -Simplify

    Justify and Evaluate

    -Write your answer in a complete sentence to answer your question

    -Does your answer make sense? (Check what the problem is asking you to find)

    -Is you answer reasonable? (Check your estimate; Estimate by rounding numbers and using your plan)

    -Is you answer accurate? (Check your work and units)