Math Strategies

Organize Information:

Draw a Picture, Make a Chart, Graph, Table or Organized List, Sort the Data
Use Manipulatives
Using real materials to model the information may help solve the problem. Blocks, counters, rulers, protractors, compasses, dice, play money and squared materials are some examples of materials that you may use the information given in a problem.
Look for a Pattern:
In some problems it is helpful to find a pattern within a group of items. This lets you look at the problem as something that happens over and over.
Times Tables and Flash Cards:
When developing early math skills, students must learn basic multiplication facts by heart.