Personalizing a Word Problem to Increase Understanding


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Which of the following word problems is the properly restated form of this word problem?

Linda brings four apples and Joey brings six apples. How many apples does each friend get if there are five friends?

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1. What important thing do you have to remember when restating word problems?

2. Joy takes a car and a boat to get to work. It takes Joy two hours to get to work each morning. If Joy spends 45 minutes on the boat, how long does she spend driving?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Students will be quizzed on how and why they should personalize word problems. The quiz is five questions long and provides explanations for each correct answer.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test students' knowledge on:

  • How to restate word problems
  • Important information to remember when rewriting word problems
  • Solving word problems

Skills Practiced

Students who take this quiz will use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related personalizing word problems lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve personalized practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when to restate word problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the best methods of restating word problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about the information in this quiz, check out the accompanying lesson, Personalizing Word Problems to Increase Understanding. It will meet the following learning objectives:

  • Define what it means to personalize or restate a word problem
  • Learn how to restate a problem from various examples
  • Understand how and why someone would want to personalize a word problem