## What is the Guess and Check method?

“Guess and Check” is a problem-solving strategy that students can use to solve mathematical problems by guessing the answer and then checking that the guess fits the conditions of the problem.

Table of Contents

**What are the steps in the process of the guess method?**

The GUESS method (Given, Unknown, Equations, Set-up, Solve) is an easy to remember acronym that breaks practice problems into five basic steps. Use the following template for solving your own practice problems.

**How do you do checks in math?**

The method works like this: For any addition or multiplication problem, take the digits of each number you’re adding or multiplying and add them together. So for instance, if we were adding 218 and 435, we would add 2+1+8=11, and 4+3+5=12. Then, if we get a two-digit answer we’d repeat the process.

### What is the easiest strategy in problem solving?

Guess and check is one of the simplest strategies. Anyone can guess an answer. If they can also check that the guess fits the conditions of the problem, then they have mastered guess and check.

**What are the 5 steps in solving word problems?**

5 Steps to Word Problem Solving

- Identify the Problem. Begin by determining the scenario the problem wants you to solve.
- Gather Information.
- Create an Equation.
- Solve the Problem.
- Verify the Answer.

**How can I help my child understand math word problems?**

14 Effective Ways to Help Your Students Conquer Math Word Problems

- Solve word problems regularly.
- Teach problem-solving routines.
- Visualize or model the problem.
- Make sure they identify the actual question.
- Remove the numbers.
- Try the CUBES method.
- Show word problems the LOVE.
- Consider teaching word problem key words.

## What is the grass method?

A good way to solve word problems is by using the method called “GRASS.” GRASS is an acronym for Given, Required, Analysis, Solution, and Statement. You can use GRASS, step by step, to break down a word problem, making it easier to solve.

**How do you teach guess and check?**

The strategy for the method “Guess and Check” is to guess a solution and then plug the guess back into the problem to see if you get the correct answer. If the answer is too big or too small, make another guess that will get you closer to the goal, and continue guessing until you arrive at the correct solution.

**How do you teach students to check their work?**

Strategies to Help Students Who Rush Through Their Work

- 1.) Consider the Reason. Observe your rushing student and take note of why he or she is rushing.
- 3.) Teach a High-Quality Mindset.
- 4.) Provide Self-Checking Tools.
- 6.) The Redo.
- 8.) Stop Before It Starts.
- 10.) Work with the Student.