Six Step SQRQCQ Strategy for Solving Math Word Problems
Often a word problem’s main point does not appear until the end of the problem. Often
there are many variables described in a word problem, so it is difficult to keep track of all
the information. The SQRQCQ Strategy helps students to organize information.
_____ SURVEY Read the problem quickly to become familiar with it.
_____ QUESTION Ask yourself, what information does the problem require.
_____ READ Read the problem to identify relevant information, and details needed to solve it.
_____ QUESTION Ask what must be done to solve the problem, what mathematical operations are
required and in what order
_____ COMPUTE Compute the answer.
_____ QUESTION Ask if the solution process seems correct and the answer reasonable.