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Steps for Solving Math Word Problems - Chapter Summary
Use these lessons to help elementary school students in grades 3-5 master tips and strategies for solving word problems in math. Help students learn the required steps for figuring out the right answer to a word problem, whether it's a single- or multiple-step problem. For students with different learning styles, you'll also find lessons that include methods for re-stating a word problem in diagrams or other visual aids, as well as methods for re-stating word problems from a personal point of view to make them easier to grasp.
More than just instruction, these lessons also include examples to maximize student familiarity and understanding. Video lessons are paired with transcripts and quizzes so that you can evaluate each child's learning and return to any part of the chapter for review as needed. You can even submit questions to the instructor!
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Solving Word Problems: Steps & Examples||Explain the steps required to solve a word problem and give examples.|
|Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps||List the steps necessary to find the answer to a word problem with more than one step.|
|Restating Word Problems Using Words or Images||Clarify the question being asked by translating a written word problem into diagrams, notes or sketches.|
|Personalizing a Word Problem to Increase Understanding||Rewrite a given word problem using a personal experience to improve comprehension.|
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 within the 3rd-5th Grade Math: Practice & Review course
- Number Sense & Arithmetic
- Number Properties
- Estimation & Rounding
- Multiples of Whole Numbers
- Multiplication Skills Practice
- Division Skills Practice
- Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- Understanding Algebraic Expressions
- Data & Graphs
- Probability & Statistics
- Units of Measurement
- Working with Geometric Figures
- Identifying Triangles
- Circle Types & Parts
- How to Measure Perimeter, Area & Volume
- Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- Identifying & Working with Fractions
- Operations with Fractions
- Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying & Dividing Decimals
- Operations with Decimals
- Mixed Operations
- The Coordinate Graph
- How to Graph a Function
- Number Theory & Prime Factorization
- Rates, Ratios & Proportions