**Read the problem carefully:**Understand the given information and what needs to be solved.**Identify the key information:**Determine what facts and numbers are provided in the problem.**Choose the correct operation:**Decide whether addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division should be used to solve the problem.**Solve the problem:**Perform the necessary calculations to find the solution.**Check your answer:**Verify that the solution makes sense in the context of the problem.

**Addition and Subtraction:**Problems involving combining or taking away quantities.**Multiplication and Division:**Problems requiring the use of multiplication or division to solve.**Fraction and Decimals:**Problems dealing with parts of a whole or parts of a set.**Measurement:**Problems related to length, weight, time, and other units of measurement.**Money:**Problems involving calculations with currency and finances.

**Translate into Math:**Convert the information in the problem into mathematical expressions or equations.**Use Visual Aids:**Draw diagrams or use models to help understand the problem.**Look for Keywords:**Identify words that indicate which operation to use (e.g., "sum," "difference," "product," "quotient").**Practice:**Solve various types of word problems to build proficiency and confidence.

Timmy has 5 apples. He gives 2 apples to his friend. How many apples does Timmy have now?

We start with 5 apples and then subtract 2 apples (since he gives them away).

5 - 2 = 3

Timmy has 3 apples left.

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Geometry (NCTM)

Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.

Identify, compare, and analyze attributes of two- and three-dimensional shapes and develop vocabulary to describe the attributes.

Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.

Use geometric models to solve problems in other areas of mathematics, such as number and measurement.