And it’s not as if somehow when you’re studying you can avoid math word problems. But before we try to break it down, it’s best to just try to figure out what this problem is about – generally speaking. You won’t solve it until you are at least familiar with the situation.
Use these simple steps to solve every math word problem with ease (well – as much ease as you can have when solving math problems. There is an interesting difference between math word problems and simply solving an equation: math word problems don’t give you the equation. So much of math is about solving equations properly.
The solution is to conquer math word problems with engaging classroom strategies that counteract the above issues! Teach a Problem-Solving Routine Kids (and adults) are notoriously impulsive problem solvers.
Many students see a word problem and want to immediately snatch out those numbers and “do something” with them.
It’s a simple process, but it will break down all the important elements of any math problem. Along the way to Seattle, a storm forces the plane to head north in order to get around it.
The plane ends up crossing the Canadian border, but then has some engine trouble.
Grow flexible thinkers and build confidence by teaching a routine.
A problem solving routine simply encourages students to slow down and think before and after solving.
Today’s standardized tests and real-world applications require creative thinking and flexibility with strategies.
Issue #3: Differentiation Teachers want students to excel quickly and often push too fast, too soon.