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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
to




                          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
more
taller/ shorter/ longer/larger




                         Multiplication Clue Words
____ by ___     double           each group     of            multiplied
by
product of      times            triple         per           altogether
in all




                            Division Clue Words
as much         cut up           split          shared        divided by
parts           half             how many in    per      each group has
quotient of     separated        equally

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How To Read A Word Problem 2 Pages

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Addition Clue Words more total in all sum altogether how many how much add plus together and both increased by in addition to 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 more taller/ shorter/ longer/larger Multiplication Clue Words ____ by ___ double each group of multiplied by product of times triple per altogether in all Division Clue Words as much cut up split shared divided by parts half how many in per each group has quotient of separated equally