Before I implemented the GRASS Math Problem Solving strategy in my classroom, I was getting incomplete answers. Now that my students have a structure to follow their answers are more detailed and focused.
GRASS Problem Solving Strategy
GRASS is an acronym that stands for: Given, Required, Application, Solution, Statement.
Given – What information are you given in the word problem? I have students rewrite the information into their notebooks or GRASS sheet. Students who are accommodated or modified as per their I.E.P. can highlight the given information in one colour.
Required – What information are you required to find out once you solve this problem?
Application – What strategy will you use to solve this problem? e.g. models, manipulatives, formulas, equations.
Solution – Solve this problem using the chosen strategy
Statement – Sum up your findings in a final statement.
Additional Math Resources
- Unit Rate Project
- Cylinders and Surface Area Project
- Graphing Posters
- Pythagorean Theorem Assignment
- Grade 7/8 Long Range Plans