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.