Clue Words for Solving Word Problems
The difficult part of a word problem (aka story problem/number story) is understanding the problem and deciding what operation needs to be performed to solve it. Here is a four step process that can be used each time you are attempting to solve a word problem:
1. Read and Understand
2. Look for Clue Words/Develop a Plan of Action
3. Carry Out the Plan
4. Check Your Answer to See if it Makes Sense
*Below is a list of commonly used clue words for word problems grouped by operation:
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