Student Support Group

 
  STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP...

FIGURE 8 SIR RIGHT STRATEGY GUIDE -Start by reading the whole problem. Don't start solving the problem until you've read the WHOLE THING. -Identify all numbers, including hidden numbers. -Read the problem again. This time draw a picture of the problem. -Read the problem again. This time think, "what is the problem asking for?" "What should my final answer be?" -Inquire. Ask yourself "what operation do I need?" "Do I need to use more than one operation?" -Guess, to get an estimate of what the answer should be. Think, "should I end up with a larger number or a smaller number?" -Hum it up! Act out the problem if necessary. -Take a pencil and calculate the answer.