Predict: I predict it is going to be about problem solving and multiplication.
Read: Eight school friends gave each other valentine day cards. How many cards were exchanged?
Clarify: I have nothing to clarify.
Big Question: How many cards were exchanged?
Mathematicians toolbox: Guess check and improve.
Solve: First I read the text and then I figured if there were 8 school friends and they gave each other cards. They would not give 1 to them self so I got the the number 7 according to how many cards they got. then because there were 8 girls I put 7 and 8 to make a multiplication problem. 7 x 8 = 56 that is how I got my answer.
Summary: It wasn’t very hard but I made a mistake the first time but fixed up the second.