Here is how to use your 20 Strategies and writing format:

First: Help students make up a word problem by using three sentences. Two sentences should consist of data and one sentence should ask a question.

Next: Have students pick two strategies to solve their problem and show their work in the BOX.

Last: Have students write in sequence how they worked out their problem using their two strategies. Here is an example of what a third grader will do at first by using this method:


Then here is another example of the improvement they will make just after a few weeks using this method...

...BIG DIFFERENCE!! This method will help students become more organized, allow them to see and think logically and become better writers in math. Have a blast! -

Tapp Hancock ©HANCOCK 5/1/1995