Ch 20: Praxis Middle School Math: Solving Word Problems

About This Chapter

If you'll soon be tackling the Praxis Middle School Math examination's questions, you'll want to strengthen your capacity to solve word problems. Complete with examples, quizzes and informational transcripts, this chapter can help you get ready.

Praxis Middle School Math: Solving Word Problems - Chapter Summary

The video lessons within this chapter will guide you through the steps necessary for solving word problems. While carrying out these steps, you can hone your ability to calculate percentages and write arithmetic expressions. You can also practice implementing strategies that include visualizing and sketching word problems in order to solve them more easily. Exploring the lessons in this chapter can provide you with the proficiency necessary to:

  • Set up and identify the parts of a math word problem
  • Translate words into mathematical expressions
  • Solve percent problems
  • List the three required steps for solving equations
  • Understand how to solve word problems that have multiple steps
  • Use images and words when restating and personalizing word problems

Get the mathematical skills you'll need to ace word problems on the Praxis Middle School Math examination. Scheduling study time should be simple since you can access this chapter on your mobile device even as you're going about your daily routine. The video lessons are offered online, and they feature animation and plenty of real-world examples. Check out the video tags that allow you to jump from one topic to the next, and take a number of self-assessment quizzes before finishing the chapter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 20: Praxis Middle School Math: Solving Word Problems
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What is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems?: Writing Arithmetic Expressions

1. What is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems?: Writing Arithmetic Expressions

When it comes to solving math word problems, there is a correct way of setting up the problem and labeling the various parts of the problem so that you can solve the problem easily. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can do it.

Translating Words to Algebraic Expressions

2. Translating Words to Algebraic Expressions

When it comes to word problems, the easiest way to solve them is to look for keywords and change them into math symbols. Watch this video lesson to find out what keywords you should look for and what math symbols they represent.

How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

3. 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.

Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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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