How To Read A Word Problem
1. Read the whole problem.
2. Circle all the numbers.
3. Underline the question.
4. Square the CLUE WORDS.
5. Decide the operation.
(Add, Subtract, Multiply, or Divide)
6. Solve the problem.
Addition Clue Words
more total in all sum altogether
how many how much add plus together
and both increased by in addition
Subtraction Word Clues
are not change remain fewer have left
subtract less than take away decreased by difference
how many did not have how many more how much
taller/ shorter/ longer/larger
Multiplication Clue Words
____ by ___ double each group of multiplied
product of times triple per altogether
Division Clue Words
as much cut up split shared divided by
parts half how many in per each group has
quotient of separated equally