Use of word problems to promote mathematical reasoning and thinking skills in application, connection, and interpretation. Problem solving integrates the skills learned earlier. It is important to note that a student may have the necessary math skills, but lack reading skills, and therefore will need support in solving story problems.
Multiple Steps in a Math Problem
Have students talk out the steps.
For example: Have him talk through the steps of a math problem. Go through each step. This helps you to identify and correct any problems or misconceptions he may.