# Math – The Grass Strategy

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.

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