5-D Process Comic

5-D Process Comic

Author: Rebecca Newburn

Learn how to set up a system to solve complex word problems. 

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5-D Process Steps

The 5-D Process is a helpful way to organize your thinking when solving word problems with unknowns. It is also called a guess and check table. Here are the parts:


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