# CUBES: A Mnemonic Strategy for Word Problems

**CUBES** is a mnemonicÂ strategy that helps children with solvingÂ mathematical word problems.

It stands for:

C = Circle the Numbers

U = Underline the Question

B = Box the Key Words

E = Evaluate and Draw

S = Solve and Check

#### Math Problem-solving Strategies that were seen in the video

- Base Ten
- Number Line
- Algorithm

### Helpful Links

- Video on CUBES for direct student instruction.
- Attention-Getters in Whole Brain Teaching
- Essential Question
- TeachLogic in-classroom microphone system for Teachers and Students

### Related Front of the Class Videos

*This video was filmed at W.B. Simpson Elementary School.*