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Strategies for Solving Math Word Problems

Strategies for Solving Math Word Problems

Introduction: Solving math word problems can be intimidating. After all, this is math, what's with all the words? However, word problems offer an advantage, they tell a story and stories follow a logical progression set in a relatable context. Don't dread word problems, rather, focus on their stories and use the steps below as a guide to tackling them. 

Word Problems Strategies Checklist
  1. Read the Problem
  2. Identify the Numbers
  3. Find the Keywords
  4. Know the Question
  5. Develop a Strategy
  6. Solve the Problem
  7. Do a Double-Check

Directions for This Lesson: Try the practice questions to see what you already know about solving word problems. Then, watch the video lesson to learn more.


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