Be sure you understand what you’re supposed to do. (Here’s where writing your assignments in your agenda can really pay off.)
Re-read all instructions.
Review class notes. (Your teacher may have given you the formula or example you need to solve the problem.)
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.
Ask your teacher, a parent, or a study buddy for help if you still can’t solve the problem.