Read, Draw, Write Process
“Trying to solve a problem before being taught the solution leads to better learning, even when errors are made in the attempt.”
 Peter Brown, Make it Stick
For students to become great problem solvers, they need to engage with word problems daily. I recommend that teachers guide students to approach word problems through a Read, Draw, Write (RDW) process.
Read the problem.
Draw a picture or diagram.
Write a number sentence demonstrating how they arrived at the answer.
Write a Word Sentence that answers the question.

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