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