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Ch 32: 6th-8th Grade Math: Solving Math Word Problems

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In this chapter, you will find brief video lessons designed to make learning about math world problems fun for middle school students. The chapter exam and short lessons quizzes are available to assess their comprehension of the material.

6th-8th Grade Math: Solving Math Word Problems - Chapter Summary

Word problems in math can be difficult for any student. For middle schoolers who need some extra help working with these problems, the video lessons in this chapter will help them reinforce and clarify what they're learning in the classroom. The lessons teach topics and skills such as how to restate or personalize word problems to make them easier to grasp and solve.

The trick to solving math word problems is to translate the words into equations and these lessons will show students how to do this with simple examples, as well as ones with multiple steps. Subject matter experts are only a click away to answer any questions, and the lesson quizzes and chapter exam are available to assess comprehension.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples Learn how to approach word problems step by step and apply this skill to provided examples.
Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps Describe how to take the steps learned in the previous lesson and apply them to more complex word problems.
Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images Explain how to reword math problems or replace them with images or graphs to make them more understandable.
Personalizing a Word Problem to Increase Understanding Show how to make a word problem more understandable by rewording them so that they personally apply to situations you've been in.
How to Use Math Manipulatives to Answer Word Problems Describe how to use concrete materials like building blocks and other items to help answer a word problem.
Solving Word Problems with Plotted Data on a Coordinate Plane Illustrate how to use graphs to help solve word problems.
How to Use Scatter Plots to Solve Word Problems Examine how to use a scatter plot to help solve word problems.
Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Addition Expressions Recognize addition expressions and solve word problems that contain them.
Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Subtraction Expressions Find out how to work through word problems with subtraction expressions.
Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Multiplication Expressions View examples to see how to solve word problems with multiplication expressions.
Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Division Expressions Recognize division expressions and use them to find solutions to word problems.

11 Lessons in Chapter 32: 6th-8th Grade Math: Solving Math Word Problems
Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

1. Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can solve word problems by following this 3-step process. Learn how to visualize your problem so you fully understand it. Then learn how to write and solve your equations.

Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

2. Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

Not all word problems are so straightforward that they only require you to do one operation and you're done. Some are more complicated, requiring several steps. Watch this video lesson to learn how to solve these kinds of problems.

Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images

3. Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use sketches and notes to help you visualize a problem. Watch how easy it becomes to solve your problem once you have visualized it.

Personalizing a Word Problem to Increase Understanding

4. Personalizing a Word Problem to Increase Understanding

When it comes to word problems, being able to personalize a word problem with more familiar situations will help you a lot in your problem solving. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can restate the word problem in terms you understand.

How to Use Math Manipulatives to Answer Word Problems

5. How to Use Math Manipulatives to Answer Word Problems

After watching this video lesson, you will see what a math manipulative is, how you can use almost anything as a math manipulative, and how you can use these manipulatives to help you solve word problems.

Solving Word Problems with Plotted Data on a Coordinate Plane

6. Solving Word Problems with Plotted Data on a Coordinate Plane

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve word problems that involve plotted points on a coordinate plane. Learn how to choose the right points that will answer your question.

How to Use Scatter Plots to Solve Word Problems

7. How to Use Scatter Plots to Solve Word Problems

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use a scatter plot to help you solve a word problem. You will see how easy it becomes to solve your problem once you have your scatter plot.

Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Addition Expressions

8. Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Addition Expressions

After going over this lesson, you will be able to solve addition word problems. You will know how to write an algebraic expression that you can solve to find your answer.

Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Subtraction Expressions

9. Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Subtraction Expressions

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve word problems that involve writing out algebraic expressions. Learn what words to look for to help you solve your problem quickly and easily.

Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Multiplication Expressions

10. Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Multiplication Expressions

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can solve word problems that involve the multiplication operation. Learn how to write your expression and then how to solve the expression to find your answer.

Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Division Expressions

11. Solving Word Problems with Algebraic Division Expressions

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to solve word problems that involve the division operator. Learn how to set up your word problem and write an appropriate algebraic expression that you can solve.

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