This intervention comes from The Learning Toolbox and is used to help students calculate answers to problems with whole numbers or fractions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).

Discover the sign.

  • Scan the problem and find the operation sign
  • Circle, and say the name of the computation sign
  • Say what the sign means

Read the problem.

  • Read the whole problem
  • Say the problem aloud as you read

Answer, or draw tallies and/or circles and check your answer (see draw examples for each operation in link below)

  • Answer the problem if you know how to solve it
  • If you don’t know how to solve the problem then draw pictures to solve it–Click for examples

Write the answer.

  • Write down the answer to the problem