Problem Solving and a Freebie

Friday, February 7, 2014
My students STRUGGLE with word problems. They kind of look like this most of the time.

As I was searching through Pinterest (yes, I ♥ Pinterest), I came across an anchor chart with the CUBES strategy from Working 4 the Classroom. Brilliant! I set out to make an anchor chart just like it and teach the strategy to my students. Here's my chart:

I went over the strategy, we practiced it, and we use it all the time - for the last 2 years. Since I loop with my kids, we just do a short review at the beginning of the year and they take off. This has helped many of my kids. I know there are many strategies out there, but right now this one is working for us.

I have a free problem solving sheet for you. Click here or on the photo to download.

Have you used this strategy or do you have another strategy that works for you?


  1. Misty,
    I love your anchor chart! I keep meaning to make one, but don't get to it....maybe that's what I need to work on this week! I also like your logo (is it new?)


    1. Thanks. I always think about doing more charts but don't seem to get around to it. The logo is new. :)


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