As students develop strategies that work for them, they become more confident in their problem-solving abilities. It gives them a sense of independence and helps them communicate their ideas to the world. Children use a five-step process to get started with their problems in math. They first read the problem, think about it, then solve it, and then describe how they solved it. This helps them become more organized and easier to understand the problem. It's also crucial for children to practice homing in their reading skills to understand the content of the math problem. This helps them get the essence of what the problem is. As they develop strategies for their problems, they become more confident in their abilities to solve them. It gives them a sense of independence and helps them communicate their ideas to the world. In the first step, students are asked to understand what they read. They then need to circle their questions using those important words. They also need to think about what their goal is for the problem. After they understand your strategy, they can then think about a way to solve the problem. In the fourth step, students are expected to state their answers clearly. They'll then create connections between the numbers they've already studied and the previously done math. They'll then have to provide a sense of the word problem to make sense of it and their thinking process. Having a clear and visible solution will help students make sense of the word problem and their abilities as mathematicians.