A customizable checklist that can be used to outline the steps for solving a range of math problems.

Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 · Math · 1 pages

A checklist to support students in correctly applying the order of operations when solving expressions.

Grade 5, 6, 7 · Math · 1 pages

A problem solving checklist using the SQRQCQ routine (Survey, Question, Reread, Question, Compute, Question).

Grade 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 · Math · 1 pages

A checklist to support students in solving word problems.

Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 · Math · 1 pages

A general problem solving checklist applicable for a range of math concepts.

Grade 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 · Math · 1 pages

When creating a checklist, it is important to understand how the student learns and if necessary, use a multi-modal approach (e.g. have an audio task list or incorporate pictures/symbols that the student understands if he/she is an auditory or visual learner).

The checklist can be incorporated with other possible strategies. For example, one strategy might be having the student highlight the order of operations (PEMDAS) when following the order of operations checklist as part of the process of learning to simplify expressions.

Have the student be involved with creating the checklist and offer positive encouragement and praise when the student is using the checklist when solving mathematical problems.

A checklist on an index card can outline the order of operations from left to right, also known as PEMDAS: (P)arentheses, (E)xponents, (M)ulitplication then (D)ivision, and (A)ddition then (S)ubtraction. As a student is learning to simplify equations, he/she uses the order of operations checklist to follow the mathematical steps.

The teacher outlines the steps to solve a certain type of word problem. The students refer to these steps as they solve the word problem. An example set of steps may include:
1) Read the problem
2) Underline the facts
3) Ask, "What do I need to find out?"
4) Write down the equation
5) Solve the problem
6) Check your answer

The student creates a checklist to work on certain error correction strategies when completing multi-step math problems. For example, when subtracting multi-digit numbers the checklist might include:
1) Did I subtract from the ones place first?
2) Did I remember to borrow?
3) Did I subtract from the 10’s place
4) Did I check my work?

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