Make problem solving easier for students be teaching multiple strategies. Here is an explanation of how and why to encourage students to draw pictures for solving math word problems. Teaching students to draw pictures illustrating the details has many benefits.
Draw Pictures Strategy – Problem Solving
No matter what grade, drawing pictures can make solving problems a go-to strategy. This strategy can generally help students improve their accuracy, draw on their strengths as visual learners and determine importance in details. Read about how differing grades can benefit from this strategy and download free printable problems that encourage practicing this math strategy for second grade, third grade and fourth grade.