What are the four steps for solving a problem? Should any other factors be accounted for when solving a problem?

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samhouston eNotes educator| Certified Educator

1.  Read the problem.

2.  Make a plan.

3.  Carry out the plan.

4.  Check your answer.


Other factors to consider:

Do you need to refer to a chart, table, or graph?

Do you need to create a chart, table, or graph?

Can you estimate the answer first?

Do you require any tools (ruler, compass, protractor, etc...)?