# What to do when you are stuck on homework:

#### Strategies to try:

#### 1) Read the problem **out loud**.

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#### 2) **Write down** all the information you do know and **draw a picture if applicable**

**3)**Refer back to **notes** or **vocabulary** in your notes.

** 4)** Look back a few pages in your book to find an example like the homework problem.

#### 5) Do as much of the problem as you can and then seek help from others:

#### • Call a classmate.

#### • Ask for help from an adult or sibling at home.

#### • If the homework is not due the following day, I am more than happy to answer your questions the next day before school, during class, during homeroom, or after school.

**6) If you have followed all of steps 1-5 above and the homework is due the next day, you need to:**

**• Write down everything you know about the problem and draw a picture, if applicable (step 2 above).**

**• Include AT LEAST 1 sentences explaining why you can’t complete the problem or what it is you don’t understand. ADD DETAILS!!**

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#### Example:

#### I know the distance across the circle is ½ mile. I need to find out how far it is around the circle, so I need to find the circumference. I don’t know how to find the radius of ½ to find the circumference.