It provides just enough direction to guide them through the reasoning process without overwhelming them.SQRQCQ is also a mnemonic that is easy for students to remember and which they can fall back on when completing homework or taking tests.Identify all relevant facts and information needed to solve the problem. Now that you're familiar with specific details and how different facts and information within the problem are interrelated, determine what formulas or equations must be used to set up and solve the problem.
If it does not appear logical, review the steps you took to find the answer and look for calculation or set-up errors.
Recalculate the numbers or make other changes until you get an answer that makes sense.
Discuss with them any language or vocabulary they may be unfamiliar with. Solving word problems can be both a challenging and rewarding activity (like many things that are challenging! They help students to see math in the real world and they encourage and give reason for them to learn the underlying concepts and operations.
Below are some tips and techniques that can help with solving word problems.
Many students slow down in Math problems, especially on long ones, because they may be slacking in the way they read the question; in many other cases, students do not bother to read the problem at all.
While reading the question intently, you develop at least a 'blueprint' of the solution in your head.
Slow processing of information, followed by frustration and anxiety, will often lead LD students to try and get through math word problems as quickly as possible – which is why they often jump straight into computations in their attempt to make it to the finish line as quickly as possible.
SQRQCQ is metacognitive guide the provides LD students with a logical order for solving math word problems.
Use the formulas and/or equations identified in the previous step to complete the calculations.
Be sure to follow the steps you outlined while setting up an equation or using a formula. Once you've completed the calculations, review the final answer and make sure it is correct and accurate.