Problem Solving Susie Read Think Solve Check Justify What is the question to be answered? Break the task down into smaller parts. Rewrite the question in your own words What are the given facts? What are the key words? What do you need to find out? Can you predict an answer? Can you draw a picture of it? Can you put the information in a table? Can you ‘model’ the problem? Can you show it using algebra? Make a list Would a chart or graph help? Work backwards – try ‘undoing’ Have you completed all the steps? Have you answered question fully? Have you included all the facts? Does you answer make sense? Describe what you did Explain why you made your choices Write your answer out fully Remember CaPPS!