When in doubt!!!
Strategies for solving problems:
FIRST are you following RUCSAC steps?
R – READ the problem carefully. Identify the important information
U – UNDERSTAND the question. What do you need to find out?
C – CHOOSE a strategy to apply that will help you find the solution.
S – SOLVE the problem by applying the strategy you chose.
A – ANSWER the problem in a sentence. Have you answered the question? What were you meant to find out?
C – CHECK. Carefully check each stage of your solution path or working out. Are you confident that your answer is correct.
THEN Try These:
Read the problem out loud to yourself or someone else.
Look up vocabulary you don’t know using Math is Fun website – click on link https://www.mathsisfun.com/
Draw a picture.
Act it out
Sketchup – Applying understanding of Shape and Space
Below a TEDTalk about math I found inspirational.