THE 6 PROCEDURAL STEPS FOR SOLVING MATHS PROBLEMS
IDENTIFY The branch of mathematics, key concepts and question phrase from the problem given. This is a mental effort which should take a few seconds only.
STATE the relevant facts given starting with the phrase “GIVEN THAT …”in most cases.
Here you are only restarting facts from the question without solving it but you will get marks in a theory examination paper for doing so.
INTERPRETE The facts given into a numerical equation on a drawing or a pictorial expression if not already given and in most cases SIMPLIFY the mathematic expression further for the purpose of next step you wish to take
APPLY the relevant formula after determining whether there is a formula applicable to the simplified form to get a solution. You may state the formula as follows “using the formula which states that…..”
CONBINE Your knowledge of arithmetical and algebraically rules with the simplified facts, formula or theory from step 4 to get an answer.
STATE your answer clearly on a different line .Don’t forget the unit of measurement such as M2 or KM orCM3