Before I implemented this 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** 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.

If you use this method or another method in your classroom I would love to hear from you in the comments section. Don’t forget to try our **FREE Math Test Prep Strategy Resource**, which will make your students want to study for their tests.