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Tackle problem solving

  1. Be sure you understand what you’re supposed to do. (Here’s where writing your assignments in your agenda can really pay off.)
  2. Re-read all instructions.
  3. Review class notes. (Your teacher may have given you the formula or example you need to solve the problem.)
  4. Say the problem out loud. Hearing and seeing a question or problem often helps clear the way to a solution. Try working the problem backward. Sometimes it helps to go back over every step [of a problem]. See if you left something out.
  5. Ask your teacher, a parent, or a study buddy for help if you still can’t solve the problem.