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Approaches to Math Word Problems - Chapter Summary
This chapter's video lessons will help you understand and develop strategies to solve word problems. You'll learn the best methods for tackling simple and more complex problems and how to look at word problems from a different perspective. Our instructors have included lots of examples to help you understand these ideas. After watching these lessons, you should:
- Recognize the fundamentals of solving word problems
- Understand how to solve word problems that require multiple steps
- Be able to restate problems with images or words
- Be adept at personalizing word problems for better understanding
Our instructors are professionals in the field and make these lessons enjoyable and informative. They've developed multiple-choice quizzes to accompany each lesson, allowing you to test your knowledge. A jump feature in the timeline for the lessons allows you to quickly return to areas that you need to review. Each lesson also includes a written transcript with key words and phrases highlighted. These brief videos can be viewed in about five to ten minutes each.
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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