Ch 8: FTCE Middle Grades Math: Solving Word Problems

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you will discover what information about solving word problems is likely to show up on the FTCE Middle Grades Math Test. You can also try out practice quizzes throughout the chapter.

FTCE Middle Grades Math: Solving Word Problems - Chapter Summary

If you are preparing for the FTCE Middle Grades Math Test, these video lessons will get you ready for questions concerning word problems. Each lesson will cover word problem topics that will help you fully understand this aspect of the examination. The lessons in this chapter will cover information like:

  • Steps for solving word problems
  • Using words or images to restate word problems
  • Personalizing word problems to increase understanding
  • How to solve map problems involving fractional distances
  • Ways to solve word problems using decimals and percents

Our knowledgeable instructors will help you better understand what you need to know for the FTCE Middle Grades Math Test. You can use the video lessons in this chapter to study word problems, and check out our multiple-choice quizzes for extra practice.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: FTCE Middle Grades Math: Solving Word Problems
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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.

Solving Problems Using Decimal Numbers

5. Solving Problems Using Decimal Numbers

Problems involving decimal numbers might sound like a way to torture you, but learning how important these types of problems are in the real world is important. In this lesson, you will see a couple areas in life where you routinely encounter decimal number problems.

How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

6. How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

100 percent of percent problems can be solved if we follow the correct steps. In this lesson, we'll practice solving a variety of different percent problems.

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