# Math Gumbo and RICE V. Martinez

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Math Gumbo and RICE V. Martinez

RICE Restate Illustrate Compute Explain

RESTATE Restate means to say something in a different way.
We restate the important information in the problem. That usually means writing the information that involves some kind of numbers.

RESTATE Restate also means to say the question in a different way to make sure you understand what to answer.

What is the total? How many altogether? How many in all? The sum is…

Restate Subtraction Questions
How many fewer? How much change? How many are left? The difference is… How many more? How much greater?

Restate - Example Problem: Jeff had 3 nickels and 8 dimes. Marcy has 2 dollars. The children want to buy a present for their Mom that costs \$4.25. If the children combined their money, would they have enough money to buy the present. Explain your answer.

1.Restate the important information.
Jeff had 3 nickels = .15 and 8 dimes = .80 Marcy had \$2.00 Mom’s present = \$4.25 2. Restate the important question: Do the children have \$4.25?

Illustrate This means to draw a picture. Drawing a picture can take many forms. It doesn’t always have to be art. Example: Jeff = Marcy = \$ \$1.00 ALWAYS LABEL YOUR DRAWINGS!

COMPUTE This means that you write a number sentence.
Example: \$

Now You Try It Jason has \$5 in quarters. How many quarters does he have?

Restate the important information.
Jason has \$5 in quarters. Restate the question: How many quarters does it take to equal \$5?

Illustrate  = \$1.00  = \$1.00  = \$1.00

Write a number sentence.
\$1.00+\$1.00+\$1.00+\$1.00+\$1.00=\$5.00 = 20 quarters

Explain Answer: It takes 20 quarters to equal \$5.00.
Explain: I know this because there are 4 quarters in one dollar. So 5 dollars has 4 quarters five times.