The Writing and Reading Activities for Math Problem Solving (WRAMPS) is a nine-step process that requires students to break a word problem into small pieces by using reading and writing strategies. Students then work collaboratively and concentrate on language decoding and comprehension.
The 9 Steps in the WRAMPS Process
Step 1. Individually rewrite
Step 2. Pair up with one friend and read your rewrite out loud to each other
Step 3. Individually revise/rewrite your work
Step 4. Read your rewrite out loud to each other again
Step 5. In groups of 2 or 4 people discuss the rewrites
Proceed with Steps 6-9 either individually or collaboratively.
Step 6. Finalize the rewrite
Step 7. Translate the problem to a mathematical model
Step 8. Solve the mathematical model by an appropriate method
Step 9. Write a conclusion