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  • Read the math problem twice.
  • Decide what question the problem asks.
  • Choose the correct operation
  • Pick out the information you need for the number problem.
  • Solve the number problem and check your answer.
  • Read the problem again to see if your answer makes sense.


Choosing the correct operation

Addition-if you read: sum, total, all together, in all, or plus


Subtraction-if you read: remainder, difference, less than, how many more, or minus


Multiplication-if you read: product, times, twice, total, or multiplied by


Division-if you read: quotient, goes into, split equally, or each


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