## SQRQCQ

SQRQCQ stands for survey, question, read, question, compute (construct), question. It is a six-step study strategy. This strategy was modeled after SQ3R (survey, question, read, recite, review). SQRQCQ assists students in reading and learning mathematics. It particularly helps solving word problems in math by the students organizing the problem in logical step by step process. It helps students find what is important in the word problem and focus on what the problem is asking, what information is needed, and what approach to use when solving the problem. This strategy also has the students reflect on what they are doing while solving the problem, their understanding, and the reasonableness of a solution.

Give students a description of the steps for SQRQCQ. Then model the strategy with one or two word problems before asking students to practice it with other word problems.

Below is an example of a SQRQCQ

**Guidelines for Use of SQRQCQ**Give students a description of the steps for SQRQCQ. Then model the strategy with one or two word problems before asking students to practice it with other word problems.

**Survey.**Skim the problem to get an idea or general understanding of the nature of the problem.**Question**. Ask what**i**nformation does it require? Change the wording of the problem into a question, or restate the problem.**Read.**Read the problem carefully (may read aloud) to identify important information, facts, relationships, and details needed to solve the problem. Highlight important information.**Question.**Ask what must be done to solve the problem; for example, “What operations need to be**,**with what numbers, and in what order?” Or “What strategies are needed? What is given, and what is unknown? What are the units?”**Compute (or construct).**Do the computation to solve the problem, or construct a solution by drawing a diagram, making a table, or setting up and solving an equation.**Question.**Ask if the method of solution seems to be correct and the answer reasonable. For example, “Were the calculations done correctly?

Below is an example of a SQRQCQ

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