5 Reasons Not To Use Keywords or CUBES For Solving Word Problems

Word problems are troublesome for many students. So well-meaning teachers have come up with strategies to help solve them. One strategy is to use keywords from the word problem to determine which operation to use. Another strategy some teachers use along with key words is called CUBES which stands for Circle the the numbers Underline the question Box the key words Evaluate the steps to use Solve and Check At first, it seems like a good idea to use these strategies. Students