**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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Interpret data displayed in a circle graph.