This lesson may take more than one class period but it is so worth it to take the time to teach your students how to use a problem solving graphic organizer properly.
You are setting them up for success and helping to change their mindset about math.
Graphic organizers develop skills in identifying connections and relationships, which can assist students in solving word problems.
Using an organizer to solve a word problem may include organizing given information or developing a plan for solving the problem.
They provide a way for students to keep track of key terms and develop examples or illustrations to aid in understanding.