During IMPACT maths the students are taught to read the question carefully when solving a numeracy problem. We teach them to H.U.C. the problem. This involves three steps.
Highlight the Key Words:
They identify key words that usually indicate specific mathematical operations. Many of these words are listed in the table
Underline the question:
This ensures that they are focused on answering the exact question that
is being asked.
Circle the numbers: They need to identify the numbers
that are relevant to solving the problem and make sure they avoid the numbers
that are distractors.