# Ch 29: 8th Grade Math: Solving Math Word Problems

### About This Chapter

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

Assist your students with math word problems through the video lessons and quizzes in this chapter. These fun videos can help them identify different ways to solve problems and review the process for solving word problems with multiple steps. Your students will find plenty of opportunities to practice what they've learned using the examples introduced throughout the lessons. Transcripts are found with each of these lessons as are self-assessment quizzes, offering additional resources that are helpful for assessing your students' understanding of the process of solving word problems.

## Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson | Objective |
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Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples | This lesson presents the different steps used to solve word problems. |

Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps | Students learn how the problem-solving steps are used in multistep word problems. |

Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images | Instructors present different preparation methods for solving word problems, such as sketches and diagrams. |

Personalizing a Word Problem to Increase Understanding | Lessons show students how to use personal situations and restate word problems to better understand the question. |

How to Use Manipulatives to Answer Word Problems | Students find out how to solve word problems by using concrete materials or manipulatives. |

How to Use Plotted Data on a Coordinate Plane to Solve Word Problems | Students get tips on solving word problems by first identifying two sets of plotted data. |

How to Use Scatter Plots to Solve Word Problems | Instructors describe scatter plot graphs and show students how to create scatter plots and solve word problems using one. |

How to Solve a Word Problem Using an Algebraic Addition Expression | Students practice using an algebraic addition expression to solve word problems. |

How to Solve a Word Problem Using an Algebraic Subtraction Expression | Instructors cover the concept of algebraic subtraction expressions and demonstrate how to use them when solving word problems. |

How to Solve a Word Problem Using an Algebraic Multiplication Expression | Lesson introduces the concept of using algebraic multiple expressions as a method for solving problems. |

How to Solve a Word Problem Using an Algebraic Division Expression | Students learn how algebraic division expressions are used to solve word problems by practicing with 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the 8th Grade Math: Practice & Review course

- 8th Grade Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- 8th Grade Math: Divisibility
- 8th Grade Math: Number Properties
- 8th Grade Math: Number Theory
- 8th Grade Math: Factoring
- 8th Grade Math: Estimation and Rounding
- 8th Grade Math: Whole Numbers
- 8th Grade Math: Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: Negative Numbers
- 8th Grade Math: Absolute Value
- 8th Grade Math: Integers
- 8th Grade Math: Rational Numbers
- 8th Grade Math: Inequalities
- 8th Grade Math: Introduction to Decimals
- 8th Grade Math: Operations with Decimals
- 8th Grade Math: Introduction to Fractions
- 8th Grade Math: Operations with Fractions
- 8th Grade Math: Percents
- 8th Grade Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: Algebraic Distribution
- 8th Grade Math: Simplifying & Solving Rational Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: The Coordinate Graph
- 8th Grade Math: Linear Equations
- 8th Grade Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- 8th Grade Math: Properties of Functions
- 8th Grade Math: Graphing Functions
- 8th Grade Math: Introduction to Geometric Figures
- 8th Grade Math: Triangles in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Quadrilaterals in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Circles in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Polyhedrons and Geometric Solids
- 8th Grade Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Triangle Theorems and Proofs in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Similar Polygons in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: The Pythagorean Theorem in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Units of Measurement
- 8th Grade Math: Measuring Perimeter & Area
- 8th Grade Math: Data & Graphs
- 8th Grade Math: Probability
- 8th Grade Math: Statistics
- 8th Grade Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
- 8th Grade Math: Consumer Math
- 8th Grade Math: Number Sequences
- 8th Grade Math: Sets & Subsets
- 8th Grade Math: Algebraic Monomials & Polynomials